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Title: Alongshore velocity field off Visakhapatnam, east coast of India during premonsoon season
Authors: Rao, TV Narasimha
Rao, B Prabhakara
Issue Date: Mar-1989
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Using direct current measurements made during February-May 1982, alongshorecurrents over the innershelf off Visakhapatnam (water depth 45 m) have been discussed. Significant mean alongshore flow (20 to 50 cm.sec -1) occurs in the innershelf regime and is towards northeast. The intensity of observed mean flow has negligible variability. Mean alongshore flow appears to be related to the baroclinic pressure gradients associated with upwelling system. The relatively strong alongshore velocity shear observed during March-May induces upwelling. The onshore-offshore component of the current is weak during March-May.
Page(s): 46-49
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.18(1) [March 1989]

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