Coastal oceanic phenomena and fisheries

Varma, K K (1998) Coastal oceanic phenomena and fisheries. In: Kadalekum Kanivukal (Bounties of the Sea). Ravindran, K and Srinath, Krishna and Kunjipalu, K K and Sasikumar, V,(eds.) CIFT, Cochin, pp. 58-61.

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Abstract

The major factor that affects the climatic conditions of Indian subcontinent is seasonally reversing monsoons. During southwest monsoon, which occurs from May - September, wind blows from southwesterly direction bringing copious rain to India and the surrounding regions. Subsequently wind gradually reverses and the northeast monsoon sets in during November - February. As a result of these, the oceanographic conditions also undergo changes. During southwest monsoon, the currents in the Arabian sea and the Bay of Bengal broadly follow a clockwise direction, which results in southward flow along west coast and northward flow along east coast of India. During northeast monsoon, currents become counter clockwise and the direction of coastal currents also reverses.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Coastal oceanic phenomena; fisheries
Subjects:Fish and Fisheries
Oceanography
Divisions:Contributors
ID Code:4455
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:11 Sep 2010 05:13
Last Modified:23 Sep 2010 15:16

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