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Heat content of the Arabian Sea Mini Warm Pool is increasing

Nagamani, PV and Ali, MM and Goni, GJ and Udaya Bhaskar, TVS and Mccreary, JP and Weller, RA and Rajeevan, M and Gopala Krishna, VV and Pezzullo, JC (2016) Heat content of the Arabian Sea Mini Warm Pool is increasing. Atmospheric Science Letters, 17 (1). pp. 39-42. ISSN 1530261X

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Sea surface temperature in the Arabian Sea Mini Warm Pool has been suggested to be one of the factors that affects the Indian summer monsoon. In this paper, we analyze the annual ocean heat content (OHC) of this region during 1993-2010, using in situ data, satellite observations, and a model simulation. We find that OHC increases significantly in the region during this period relative to the north Indian Ocean, and propose that this increase could have caused the decrease in Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall that occurred at the same time.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: annual variation; heat budget; monsoon; rainfall; satellite altimetry; sea surface temperature; tropical cyclone; warm pool, Arabian Sea; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean (North)
Subjects: Oceanography > oceanography
Depositing User: INCOIS Library
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 05:47
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2016 05:47

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