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Title: Meteorological aspects of mud bank formation along south west coast of India
Authors: Babu,C A
Asha, Philip S
Hareeshkumar, P V
Keywords: Mud banks
Monsoons
Wind direction
Alongshore wind
Coastal upwelling
Southwest coast of India
Issue Date: 15-Aug-2013
Publisher: www.elsevier.com/
Abstract: The study mainly intends to investigate the meteorological aspects associated with the formation of mud banks along southwest coast of India. During the formation of mud bank, the prominent monsoon organized convection is located in the equatorial region and relatively low clouding over Indian mainland. The wind core of the low level jet stream passes through the monsoon organized convection. When the monsoon organized convection is in the equatorial region, the low level wind over the southwest coast of India is parallel to the coastline and toward south. This wind along the coast gives rise to Ekman mass transport away from the coastline and subsequently formation of mud bank, if the high wind stress persists continuously for three or more days. As a result of the increased alongshore wind stress, the coastal upwelling increases. An increase in chlorophyll-a concentration and total chlorophyll can also be seen associated with mudbank formation
Description: www.elsevier.com/locate/csr
URI: http://dyuthi.cusat.ac.in/purl/3805
ISSN: 0278-4343
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