Did mangroves offer an effective barrier to the Thane cyclone surges?

Satheeshkumar, P and Siva Sankar, R and Senthil Kumar, D and Athithan, A (2012) Did mangroves offer an effective barrier to the Thane cyclone surges? Current Science, 103 (9). pp. 981-982.

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    Abstract

    Mangrove ecosystems support vital wetland communities of plants and animals. They are characterized by unique species of trees and shrubs that fringe the intertidal zone along sheltered coastal, estuarine and riverine areas in tropical and subtropical latitudes. Mangroves have played an important role in the economy of our coastal population for thousands of years, providing a variety of goods and services, including wood production, support for commercial and subsistence fisheries, aquaculture, salt production, and coastal erosion control.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: mangroves; barrier; cyclone; Thane
    Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Mangroves
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2014 11:04
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:57
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/9882

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