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dc.contributor.authorMathew, Basil-
dc.contributor.authorKumar, K V Sanil-
dc.contributor.authorKumar, P V Hareesh-
dc.contributor.authorMadhusoodanan, P-
dc.contributor.authorJames, V V-
dc.identifier.issn0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)-
dc.description.abstractTime series measurements of surface meteorological elements, vertical temperature and salinity profiles and subsurface currents at selected depths, made at a station off Cochin (depth 65 m), were utilised to describe short-term variability of these parameters during 4-8 December 1986. The vertical temperature profiles were nearly isothermal but showed diurnal perturbations of about 0.5-degrees-C in the upper layers. The salinity structure showed influx of Bay of Bengal/Equatorial Indian Ocean waters carried by the prevailing northerly current. The currents at all depths were northerly against the local wind direction, with speeds over 40 cm.sec-1 at 10 and 20 m depths during the first 2 d. The currents exhibited semidiurnal periodicity indicating predominance of semi-diurnal tide. The vertical current shear was maximum between 10 and 20 m depths which also decreased with the weakening of the flow from 6 to 8 December.en_US
dc.publisherNISCAIR-CSIR, Indiaen_US
dc.rights CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Indiaen_US
dc.sourceIJMS Vol.20(4) [December 1991]en_US
dc.titleThermohaline and current structure off Cochin during December 1986en_US
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