Physical characteristics of the coastal waters between Navapur and Umbharat, West coast of India. Part 2. Vertical homogeneity of temperature and salinity

G.N. Swamy, R.V. Sarma

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Vertical distribution of temperature and salinity at five stations in the coastal waters off Navapur-Umbharat (Maharashtra-Gujarat coast, India) was studied over different seasons during 1978. The results showed that inspite of large tidal and seasonal changes in these parameters, the vertical distribution was remarkably uniform on a seasonal basis at these stations having strong tidal currents during most part of the year, suggesting efficient mixing of the water layers. However, the vertical distribution of the salinity at some of the stations in the vicinity of big rivers was influenced by the seasonal influx of freshwater

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