Preliminary observations on the temperature gradients and light penetration in the upper 200 feet of water of the Bay of Bengal

Raghu Prasad, R (1952) Preliminary observations on the temperature gradients and light penetration in the upper 200 feet of water of the Bay of Bengal. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, 36 (1 A). pp. 60-69.

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Abstract

It is a common experience in the sea in low latitudes that insolation warms the upper layers, and that below a depth of about 100 meters there is usually a rapid fall in temperature. This lower layer of water with rapidly increasing density is known as the thermocline or discontinuity layer. The presence Of otherwise of a thermocline has far reaching effects on the organic produce. tion and the distribution of planktonic organisms.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Temperature gradients; light penetration; Bay of Bengal
Subjects:Oceanography > Seawater study
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:7200
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:31 Jan 2011 11:41
Last Modified:30 May 2012 14:10

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