Solar radiation and its penetration in a tropical estuary

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dc.contributor.author Qasim, S.Z.
dc.contributor.author Bhattathiri, P.M.A.
dc.contributor.author Abidi, S.A.H.
dc.date.accessioned 1993-12-02T09:56:26Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-29T13:47:24Z
dc.date.available 1993-12-02T09:56:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-29T13:47:24Z
dc.date.issued 1968
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol.2; 1968; 87-103
dc.identifier.issn 0022-0981
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/5982
dc.description.abstract The Cochin Backwater which is an estuarine area on the west coast of India receives maximum solar radiation from December to March and minimum from June to September. During the monsoon months the estuary becomes highly turbid as a result of the inflow of a considerable amount of fresh water. Seasonal changes in the attenuation coefficient showed that light penetration is small throughout the year and least during the monsoon months. No relationship was found between the attenuation coefficient and amount of suspended matter. The upward scattering of light in the estuary ranged from 2-8% of the incident illumination and the transmission of surface light at Secchi depth was about 23%. The compensation depth in the estuary varied from 2.5-5 m and the zone of optimum illumination for maximum photosynthesis lay between 0-1.5 m
dc.language en
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof J Exp Mar Biol Ecol
dc.relation.isreferencedby SCI
dc.subject Aquatic Ecology, Productivity
dc.subject.other photosynthesis
dc.subject.other lighting systems
dc.subject.other light transmission
dc.subject.other scattering coefficient
dc.subject.other suspended particulate matter
dc.subject.other light scattering
dc.subject.other light penetration
dc.subject.other light attenuation
dc.subject.other seasonal variations
dc.subject.other fresh water
dc.subject.other inflow
dc.subject.other rainy season
dc.subject.other solar radiation
dc.subject.other estuaries
dc.subject.other tropical environment
dc.subject.other ISW, India, Kerala, Cochin
dc.title Solar radiation and its penetration in a tropical estuary
dc.type Journal Article


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