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Wednesday 2 February 2005

India: Post-tsunami changes in sea could affect environment

Indian scientists have observed a change in the sea-temperature post-tsunami disaster that could possibly lead to major environmetal changes such as rainfall and monsoon cycle in the years to come.

"A comprehensive multi-model at ISRO centre in Ahmedabad has observed one to 2.5 degree drop in the sea temperature caused due to displacement of heavy water mass. It could possibly lead to long-term effects on the environment," Head, Ocean Science Division at Ahmedabad, Dr V K Agarwal told PTI.

The satellites has observed drop in sea-temperature in an area as huge as about two thousand million square kilometers between the central Bay of Bengal and the Equator, he said.

Read the Full Article at The Hindu
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