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Biological implications of cyclone Hudhud in the coastal waters of northwestern Bay of Bengal

Baliarsingh, SK and Chandanlal, P and Lotliker, AA and Suchismita, S and Sahu, KC and Srinivasa Kumar, T (2015) Biological implications of cyclone Hudhud in the coastal waters of northwestern Bay of Bengal. Current Science, 109 (7). pp. 1243-1245.

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Abstract

A very severe cyclonic storm, Hudhud, equivalent to a category-4 hurricane on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale (SSHWS), originated in the Andaman Sea on 6 October 2014. The cyclone propagated west-northwestward and made landfall near Visakhapatnam, northern coast of Andhra Pradesh on 12 October 2014. The study area, Gopalpur (southern coast of Odisha) was in the active influence zone of Hudhud and in close proximity (~260 km north) to the landfall point (Figure 1). This region is an important mass nesting rookery for vulnerable olive ridley sea turtles, which aggregate for breeding in the coastal waters off Odisha from November to May1. This region is also identified as a time-series station under the SATellite Coastal and Oceanographic REsearch (SATCORE) programme coordinated by the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS); it is being monitored since 2009.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Oceanography > oceanography
Depositing User: INCOIS Library
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2015 10:40
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2015 10:40
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/2859

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