An ecological study of some pools near Mandapam (South India) formed as a result of the cyclone and tidal wave of 1964

Nair, P V Ramachandran and Luther, G and Adolph, Clement (1965) An ecological study of some pools near Mandapam (South India) formed as a result of the cyclone and tidal wave of 1964. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 7 (2). pp. 420-439.

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Abstract

A severe cyclone and tidal wave hit the south-eastern part of India on December 23, 1964 causing unprecedented devastation. Weather forecast for December 21 had indicated that a severe cyclonic storm had formed in the Bay of Bengal and was centred about 1,200 km. south-east of Madras and was expected to move in a wes- terly or west-north-westerly direction. By the morning of December 23 the cyclonic storm had crossed northeast coast of Ceylon and was lying over the Gulf of Mannar centred about 50 km. east of Tondi when north-westerly gales exceeding 75 km. per hour began lashing the coastal areas of Ramanathapuram district.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:cyclone; tidal wave; Bay of Bengal; Gulf of Mannar
Subjects:Marine Environment
Oceanography > Natural calamities > Cyclones
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:1858
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:10 Aug 2010 14:30
Last Modified:10 Aug 2010 14:30

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