Cruise Report FS Sonne SO116, Singapore - Cochin, India, February 10, 1997 - February 25, 1997 (Englisch)

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During the SONNE cruise 116 in the Bay of Bengal meteorologists, oceanographers and geologists carried out research activities related to air-sea interaction, marine sedimentation and the formation of deep sea channels in an area which is characterised by the enormous river discharge from the Ganges-Brahmaputra river system and the largest deep sea fan in the world ocean. The river discharge into the Bay of Bengal is influenced by the Asian monsoon which results also in a semi-annual reversal of the surface current system. Both processes alter the marine ecosystem and subsequently the quality and quantity of partic1es settling onto the deep sea fan. These changes are further enhanced by the enormous riverine input of terrestrial organic and lithogenic matter. The joint Indo-German sediment trap programme between the National Institute of Oceanography (Goa, India) and the Institute of Biogeochemistry and Marine Chemistry (Hamburg, Germany) has studied the processes governing the particle flux in the Bay of Bengal on seasonal and annual time scales since 1987.

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  • Titel:
    Cruise Report FS Sonne SO116, Singapore - Cochin, India, February 10, 1997 - February 25, 1997
  • Autor / Urheber:
  • Verlag:
    Institut für Biogeochemie und Meereschemie, Universität Hamburg
  • Erscheinungsort:
    Hamburg
  • Erscheinungsjahr:
    1997
  • Format / Umfang:
    108 pages
  • DOI:
  • Medientyp:
    Report
  • Format:
    Elektronische Ressource
  • Sprache:
    Englisch
  • Klassifikation:
    DDC:    550 Earth sciences and geology