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Title: Hydrochemical constituents in the Alleppey mudbank area, southwest coast of India
Authors: Nair, S M
Balchand, A N
Issue Date: Sep-1992
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: A monthly survey(1987) was conducted in the mudbank area, for data on temperature, salinity, pH, Eh, dissolved oxygen, dissolved organic carbon, chlorophyll -a, sediment organic matter and trace metal content. The seasonal variability of DO and chlorophyll -a has been highlighted. pH values from these highly productive waters justify the basis of interlinkage to changes in oxygen and carbonate concentrations in the "zone of bio-rhythm". The oxidation of organic compounds reduces the oxygen content of subsurface waters which was predominantly noticed beyond the mid-mudbank region. The decay of organic detritus during the propagation of mudbanks plays a significant role in the turbidity linked processes.
Page(s): 183-187
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.21(3) [September 1992]

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