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The Indian Ocean: A Perspective

Edited By: R Sen Gupta and E Desa

918 pages, 2 vols

A A Balkema

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #127776 | ISBN: 9058092224
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About this book

Comprehensive survey of the Indian Ocean, dealing with its physics, chemistry, biology and geology in two volumes. Features described include the monsoon; the tropical and sub-tropical jet streams; the oxygen-poor intermediate waters in its northern part which significantly contribute several greenhouse gases to the atmosphere; its coral reefs and mangroves; and the polymetallic nodules at its depths and other mineral resources.


Contents

Physical oceanography; the climate; applications of satellite remote sensing in the Southern Indian Ocean; chemical oceanography; oceanography of marginal seas; features at some significant estuaries of India; estuaries of littoral countries other than India; health of the Indian Ocean; bioactive substances; primary productivity; zooplankton; benthos; biology of corals and coral reefs; marine microbiology - a glimpse of the strides in the Indian and the global arena; mangroves; seaweed resources; mineral resources; geochemistry of sediments; Western Indian Ocean - a glimpse of the tectonic scenario; structure and tectonic evolution of the Northeastern Indian Ocean; geomorphology and geology of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

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