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Identifying the Factors and Effects of Sinking in the Munroe Island of Kollam District, Kerala

Saranya U

Abstract: The concept of land and its usage is very different. Today the major problem facing by the world is the availability of residential lands. So there is a need for conserving this land and a peculiar type is Islands. There are so many islands in the world which faces the serious problem of sinking. Total land for inhabitants is low in Kerala and also inhabited island. Among the islands of Kerala, Munroe Island is one of the important islands which have its own importance and peculiarities. Munroe Island is also a sinking island due to various reasons. This paper tries to analyse the factors responsible for sinking and its effects. Both primary and secondary data were analysed for getting the correct result. Primary methods include field survey, questionnaire and Google maps. Secondary data sources are tidal data, various reports, and newspaper reports. By analysing the data it is clear that the factors that influencing sinking are tidal effects, plate movement due to Tsunami, construction of dam, human interventions such as mining. The impact of sinking is high. Salt water intrusion, flooding, poor water quality and increasing number of empty houses are the results of sinking.

Keywords: Munroe Island, Sinking, Tsunami, Tides.

Country: India, Subject Area: Geography Science

Pages: 24 - 27

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019

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Saranya U, "Identifying the Factors and Effects of Sinking in the Munroe Island of Kollam District, Kerala", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR),, Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019, 24 - 27

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