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By Mehtab Singh, R.B. Singh, M.I. Hassan

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The over-exploitation of vital earth assets resembling land and water has resulted in a couple of environment-related difficulties internationally. whilst, land-use switch as a result of quite a few human actions has ended in extinction of many plant and animal habitats and species. during this context, the relevance of biodiversity for human survival is changing into an enormous foreign political factor as clinical facts builds at the worldwide wellbeing and fitness implications of biodiversity loss. those concerns are heavily associated with the difficulty of weather switch, as a few of the future health hazards because of weather switch are linked to swift degradation of biodiversity. This current paintings specializes in holistic normal resource-based spatio-temporal making plans, improvement, and administration and considers them as necessary to store the degraded environment for sustainable source administration. Contributions are compiled in volumes: 1. weather swap and Biodiversity and a pair of. panorama Ecology and Water administration. Geoinformatics in addition to its instruments similar to distant sensing and geographical info structures (GIS) were utilized in assessing the result of a variety of environmental difficulties either actual and social. the amount can be valuable for geographers, geoscientists, hydrologists, panorama ecologists, environmentalists, engineers, planners and coverage makers.

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2 47 Study Area Indian rainfall ranges from 160 to 1,800 mm/year all over the country varying both spatially and temporally. As India is a large country with different climatic condition, 7 regions were formed for whole India on the basis of meteorological characteristics. These regions are, Homogeneous Indian Monsoon, Core-Monsoon India, North West India, West Central India, Central Northeast India, North East India and Peninsular India (except the hilly regions in the north) as given in Fig. 1.

08 mmhos/cm (Sarkar et al. 1999a, b). The high soil salinization gives a whitish colour to the top-soil. The salinity and acidity of the soil influences the chemical transformation of nutrients and their availability to plants. Most mangrove soils are well buffered, having a pH in the range of 5–7. There is heavy siltation in the Sundarbans and the sediment trapping is aided by pneumatophores and dense mangrove outgrowths. The forested areas on the contrary have much higher available nitrogen and phosphorus content in the soil and high organic matter content, due to the poor decomposability of plant matter which helps in maintaining higher range of water holding capacity and thus lesser concentrations of soluble salts.

734 undulating topography and proximity to Goa urban and industrial area (Fig. 3). 05 C per year). 4). B. Singh et al. 4398 Monsoon Winter Summer Fig. 2 Rainfall Variability The study area lies west to the Western Ghats having per-humid climate according to Thornthwaite’s climatic classification. About 90 % rainfall occurs in monsoon season. Maximum rainfall in monsoon season occurs at Udupi station (693 mm). In summer season maximum rainfall has been observed in South Kanara station (72 mm) (Fig.

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