Geomorphology and Physical Oceanography of the Lakshadweep by T.N. Prakash,L. Sheela Nair,T.S. Shahul Hameed

By T.N. Prakash,L. Sheela Nair,T.S. Shahul Hameed

The Lakshadweep islands are a bunch of 36 coral islands within the Indian Ocean. those small islands are special for his or her aquatic bio-diversity and enormous blue lagoons. This ebook provides the result of reviews performed by way of the authors in the course of the interval 1990 to 2009 that tackle the seashore morphology, hydrodynamics, strength assets and administration innovations with targeted connection with the problem of either traditional and anthropogenic coastal erosion. The particularly low island elevation makes the islands extra at risk of high-wave assault and coastal flooding in the course of antagonistic climatic conditions. The islands also are vulnerable to hazards from episodic occasions like cyclones and deep depressions. This highlights the necessity for a entire research of the wave, weather and coastal strategies at paintings in the course of assorted seasons to delineate the criteria answerable for coastline adjustments and in addition to spot the destinations that want defense and the administration options.

This ebook will function a advisor to researchers, students and scholars who're attracted to the coastal tactics of coral islands.

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