This book focuses on understanding the shoreline dynamics, nearshore processes and sediment transport around Rameswaram Island and the cities of Dhanushkodi and Arichamunai. Rameswaram Island is located between the Gulf of Mannar on the south and Palk Bay on the north, between the southern tip of India and Sri Lanka, and is unique in terms of physical, chemical and biological processes. The Gulf of Mannar is established as a marine biodiversity conservation area by its richness of variety and variability of marine species such as corals, finfish, shellfish and other fishes. The island is predominantly influenced by four seasons: northeast monsoon, post-monsoon, summer and southwest monsoon; and the sedimentological and hydrodynamic conditions significantly change seasonally, resulting in the island’s responding in a different manner with each season. It also explains the physical forces and their impacts around these areas. Rameswaram Island has existed naturally for a long period of time even under the influence of different water masses of the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay. Understanding the regional natural phenomena is the only solution to carry out the best management practices to develop coastal constructions and modifications.
Introduction.- Literature Review.- Research Methodology.- Shoreline Variations And Hydrodynamic Conditions Around Rameswaram Island.- Beach Morphology And Hydrodynamic Conditions Along Dhanushkodi.- Oscillation Of Tip And Hydrodynamic Conditions Around Arichamunai.- Summary And Conclusions.
Dr. Usha Natesan is a professor of the Centre for Water Resources, Anna University, Chennai, India. She received her doctoral degree in ocean engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India, and was conferred with a D. Litt. by the Lincoln University College, Malaysia. She specializes in coastal, ocean and environmental engineering.
Dr. Vishnunath R is an environmental expert of Larsen & Toubro Limited, Construction, Chennai, India. He received his doctoral degree in Science and Humanities from the Anna University, Chennai, India. He specializes in coastal, ocean and environmental sciences such as EIA studies.
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Collana: Springer Oceanography
Dimensioni: 235 x 155 mm Ø 331 gr
Formato: Copertina rigida
Illustration Notes:5 Illustrations, black and white
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