Hydrology: Current Research

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    Tide and Mixing Characteristics in Sundarbans Estuarine River System
    Author(s): Goutam KS, Tanaya D, Anwesha S, Sharanya C and Meenakshi CGoutam KS, Tanaya D, Anwesha S, Sharanya C and Meenakshi C

    Sundarbans Estuarine System (SES, 21.25°-22.5° N and 88.25°-89.5° E), comprising the southernmost part of the Indian portion of the Ganga-Bramhaputra delta bordering the Bay of Bengal, is India’s largest monsoonal, macrotidal delta front system. Sundarbans Estuarine Programme (SEP), the first comprehensive observational programme to study tidal as well as salinity features was conducted during 18-21 March, 2011 (Equinoctial spring phase). The main objective of this program was to monitor tides and salinity characteristics within the SES. Out of 30 observation stations, spread over more than 3,600 sq km covering seven inner estuaries, we have chosen river Jagaddal, which is connected with Saptamukhi East Gulley (SEG) in the West and river Thakuran in the East, due to the fact that the station Indrapur situated on this river at location very close to Bay of Ben.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7587.1000204

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