Mixing and flushing time scales in the Azhikode Estuary, southwest coast of India
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Flushing time scales of the Azhikode Estuary, Kerala, India showed pronounced dry season and wet season signals as well as large inter-annual variation. Cumulative flushing time of the estuary varies from 4.8 tide cycles in April to 1.22 tide cycles in August. Longitudinal eddy diffusion which is a measure of pollution dispersion lies between 2 x 10 sup(6) cm sup(2) s sup(-1) in January and 42 x 10 sup(6) cm sup(2) s sup(-1) in August.
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