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On understanding the land–ocean CO2 contrast over the Bay of Bengal: A case study during 2009 summer monsoon

Ravi Kumar, K and Tiwari, YK and Valsala, V and Murtugudde, R (2014) On understanding the land–ocean CO2 contrast over the Bay of Bengal: A case study during 2009 summer monsoon. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21. pp. 5066-5075.

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Ship-based observations of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration over the Bay of Bengal (BoB) between 17 July 2009 and 17 Aug 2009 offered an excellent opportunity to evaluate the land–ocean contrast of surface CO2 and facilitated its comparison with model simulated CO2 concentrations. Elevated values of CO2 with large variability near the coastal region and relatively low values with correspondingly lower variability over the open ocean suggest that this observed CO2 variability over the ocean essentially captures the differences in terrestrial and oceanic CO2 fluxes. Although the region under investigation is well known for its atmospheric intraseasonal oscillations of Indian summer monsoon during July and August, the limited duration of observations performed from a moving ship in a research cruise, is not able to capture any high-frequency variability of atmospheric CO2 concentrations. But band-passed sea surface temperature and wind anomalies do indicate strong intraseasonal variability over the study region during the observational period. The synoptic data, albeit quite short in duration, thus offer a clear benchmark for abrupt variability of CO2 concentration between land and ocean

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Atmospheric CO2;Bay of Bengal;Carbon Tracker; Atmospheric convection
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2015 09:13
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 09:13

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