Marine Dynamics and Productivity in the Bay of Bengal

Kay, S, Caesar, J and Janes, T 2018 Marine Dynamics and Productivity in the Bay of Bengal. In: Nicholls, RJ; Hutton, Craig W; Adger, W Neil; Hanson, Susan E; Rahman, MM; Salehin, M, (eds.) Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas. Cham, Switzerland, Palgrave Macmillan, 263-275, 593pp.

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The Bay of Bengal provides important ecosystem services to the Bangladesh delta. It is also subject to the consequences of climate change as monsoon atmospheric circulation and fresh water input from the major rivers are the dominating influences. Changes in marine circulation will affect patterns of biological production through alterations in the supply of nutrients to photosynthesising plankton. Productivity in the northern Bay will also be sensitive to changes in riverborne nutrients. In turn, these changes could influence potential fish catch. The Bay also affects the physical environment of Bangladesh: relative sea-level rise is expected to be in the range of 0.5–1.7 m by 2100, and changing climate could affect the development of tropical cyclones over the Bay.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Additional Keywords: Bangladesh and sea-level rise research, ecosystem services, coastal management, fisheries, regional climate change in South Asia
Subjects: Ecology and Environment
Marine Sciences
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Science Areas > Marine System Modelling
Depositing User: Susan Kay
Date made live: 18 Jun 2018 16:07
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2023 12:21

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