Coastal Circulation Off Kuala Terengganu
Marghany, Maged Mahmoud (1994) Coastal Circulation Off Kuala Terengganu. Masters thesis, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia.
The aim of this study was to determine the type of the current patterns in the coastal waters o f Kuala Terengganu. This study was divided in two parts. The first part was to determine the pattern of thermohaline circulation . This was done by sampling 25 stations a long the coastal water of Kuala Terengganu.The second part was to measure the subsurface current by ONO- self recording current meter and drogue. The thermohaline circulation was dominated by mixing during the north-east monsoon period ( October 1992, February and March 1993) due to the turbulence resulting from the action o f wind and tide . A dominant feature of this study was the occurrence of upwelling during the south-we st monsoon period ( May to August 1992 ) . The downwelling occurrences are in the north-east monsoon. The study showed that the subsurface current in the coastal waters of Kuala Terengganu were influenced by the tide . The current speed throughout this study varied from 0.012 to 2.6 m/s. The tide throughout this study was diurnal in nature . A dominant feature through this study was tidal current while , the winds have no impact o n the water movement . Finally the data of surface current illustrated that the water meanders in the month of April 1993 . Meander rotated in clockwise direction from the north to south-west direction with an ave rage current speed of about 0.4 m/s.
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