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dc.contributor.authorAbuodha, J.
dc.contributor.editorHoorweg, J.
dc.coverage.spatialKenya, Coast, Malindi Bayen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-05T00:47:31Z
dc.date.available2016-04-05T00:47:31Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifier.isbn9966-41-101-1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1834/8869
dc.description.abstractMalindi Bay covers a shoreline of about 45 km between Ras Ngomeni Peninsula in the north and Leopard point in the south, encompassing townships of Malindi and Mambrui and the Sabaki river estuary. In the 1980's a number of geological investigations were carried in the Kenya south coast area, which has similar rock outcrops as in Malindi area. However, a few geological studies have been conducted in Malindi area mainly involving geological mapping. Data on the Sabaki river flow discharge rates has been collected by Ministry of Water Development from the 1960's. In addition, other pertinent information on the historical changes of the coastline over the past 40 years are obtainable from a series of Arial photographs during 1954 and 1994. The coastal belt of Kenya experiences an equatorial Monsoon climate with Southeast Trades prevailing from April to October and Northeast Monsoon from November to March. Wind speeds seldom exceed 14 ms super(-1) during both monsoon seasons. The coastal area has a humid climate with average rainfall of 1058 mm year super(-1) with two rainy seasons respectively referred to as the long and short rains. Monthly variations in air temperature from normal are slight, and closely related to the sea water temperature. The continental slope is generally characterised by gentle gradients of about 1:20 to the shelf edge and shows dissected appearance due to sub-aerial fluvial action. Sediment distribution off the Kenya coast in general shows that sand appears to be the principal constituent of the shelf floor, with mud dominant in the deeper water.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherActs Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCoastal Ecology Series;No. 4
dc.subject.otherGeomorphologyen_US
dc.subject.otherDunesen_US
dc.subject.otherSediment distributionen_US
dc.subject.otherRiver dischargeen_US
dc.subject.otherCoastal morphologyen_US
dc.titleGeology, geomorphology, oceanography and meteorology of Malindi Bayen_US
dc.typeBook Sectionen_US
dc.description.statusPublisheden_US
dc.format.pagerangepp.17-39en_US
dc.publisher.placeNairobi, Kenyaen_US
dc.title.parentDunes, groundwater, mangroves and birdlife in coastal Kenyaen_US
dc.type.refereedNot Knownen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-01-30T18:47:36Z


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