Ocean Currents

Murty, A V S (1967) Ocean Currents. In: Souvenir 20th Anniversary Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, 3 February 1967, Mandapam.


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Looking at the sea one sees the ripples on the surface and the rolling waves, but a more keen observant sees that more portions on the shore arc submerged at times and exposed at other times owing to the rise and fall of sea surface, the tidal influence brought about by the gravitational pull of the sun and moon on the oceans. What one fails to notice is that the body of water is in constant flowing motion; this becomes obvious when one watches some debris floating on the surface. This movement of water is known as •current. Some of these currents are so enormous in extent that the Amazon could be found a rivulet. The speed of movement varies from a few meters per hour to several knots.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ocean Currents
Subjects: Oceanography
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 10:11
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:33
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/5573

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