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Hydrography and water masses in the southeastern Arabian Sea during March-June 2003

Shenoi, SSC and Shankar, D and Michael, GS and Kurian, J and Varma, KK and Ramesh Kumar, MR and Almeida, AM and Unnikrishnan, AS and Fernandes, W and Barreto, N and Gnanaseelan, C and Mathew, R and Praju, KV and Mahale, V (2005) Hydrography and water masses in the southeastern Arabian Sea during March-June 2003. Journal of Earth System Science, 114 (5). pp. 475-491.

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This paper describes the hydrographic observations in the southeastern Arabian Sea (SEAS) during two cruises carried out in March-June 2003 as part of the Arabian Sea Monsoon Experiment. The surface hydrography during March-April was dominated by the intrusion of low-salinity waters from the south; during May-June, the low-salinity waters were beginning to be replaced by the high-salinity waters from the north. There was considerable mixing at the bottom of the surface mixed layer, leading to interleaving of low-salinity and high-salinity layers. The flow paths constructed following the spatial patterns of salinity along the sections mimic those inferred from numerical models. Time-series measurements showed the presence of Persian Gulf and Red Sea Waters in the SEAS to be intermittent during both cruises: they appeared and disappeared during both the fortnight-long time series.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Science
Uncontrolled Keywords: hydrography; monsoon; upwelling; warm pool; water mass, Arabian Sea; Indian Ocean; oceanic regions; World
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 06:29
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2015 06:29

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