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Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 125, Issue 1–3, pp 41–45 | Cite as

Recovery of an estuary in the southwest coast of India from tsunami impacts

  • C. M. Laluraj
  • V. Kesavadas
  • K. K. Balachandran
  • Vijay John Gerson
  • G. D. Martin
  • P. Shaiju
  • C. Revichandran
  • T. Joseph
  • M. Nair
Original Article

Abstract

Water quality in the Cochin Estuary, southwest coast of India during the tsunami attack was assessed and compared with the pre and post tsunami characteristics. From the results obtained, it is evident that a drastic change in hydrography has been inflicted by the energy transferred through the tsunami, which disturbed the entire estuarine embayment. However, the post tsunami water quality showed normal levels indicating that the region has recovered from the tsunami impacts.

Keywords

Cochin Estuary Southwest coast of India Tsunami impacts Water quality 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. M. Laluraj
    • 1
  • V. Kesavadas
    • 2
  • K. K. Balachandran
    • 2
  • Vijay John Gerson
    • 2
  • G. D. Martin
    • 2
  • P. Shaiju
    • 2
  • C. Revichandran
    • 2
  • T. Joseph
    • 2
  • M. Nair
    • 2
  1. 1.National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean ResearchVasco-da-GamaIndia
  2. 2.National Institute of OceanographyRegional CentreCochinIndia

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