Nutrients in some estuaries of Kerala

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dc.contributor.author Devi, K.S.
dc.contributor.author Venugopal, P.
dc.contributor.author Remani, K.N.
dc.contributor.author Zacharias, D.
dc.contributor.author Unnithan, R.V.
dc.date.accessioned 1995-05-12T10:00:57Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-29T13:48:36Z
dc.date.available 1995-05-12T10:00:57Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-29T13:48:36Z
dc.date.issued 1983
dc.identifier.citation Mahasagar, vol.16(2); 1983; 161-173
dc.identifier.issn 0542-0938
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/6544
dc.description.abstract Some environmental parameters and nutrients like inorganic phosphate, nitrate, nitrite and ammonia from four estuaries namely Kallai, Beypore, Korapuzha and Mahe along north Kerala Coast were studied for an year (1980-81). In all these estuaries seasonal variations in environmental features were related to the monsoonal cycle and follows the pattern reported for other estuaries of west coast of India. Inorganic phosphate did not show any clear pattern or pronounced seasonal variations. Inorganic phosphate and ammonia were high at Kallai compared to other three estuaries. All the estuaries showed an increase in nitrate content during monsoon. Nitrite values were high in postmonsoon. Ammonia levels were generally high except at Korapuzha. Nutrient content was in general higher in the bottom waters than in the surface in these estuaries. The present values are compared to the reported figures of other west coast estuaries and discussed
dc.language en
dc.publisher Indian Association for Limnology and Oceanography
dc.relation.ispartof Mahasagar
dc.relation.isreferencedby NON-SCI
dc.subject Chemistry and Biogeochemistry
dc.subject.other nutrients (mineral)
dc.subject.other biological production
dc.subject.other estuaries
dc.subject.other seasonal variations
dc.subject.other hydrography
dc.subject.other environmental factors
dc.subject.other ISW, India, Kerala
dc.title Nutrients in some estuaries of Kerala
dc.type Journal Article
dc.affiliation.author CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Kochi, Kerala, India


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