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Bay of Bengal: From monsoons to mixing

Mahadevan, A and Paluszkiewicz, T and Ravichandran, M and Sengupta, D and Tandon, A (2016) Bay of Bengal: From monsoons to mixing. Oceanography, 29 (2). pp. 14-17.

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The Bay of Bengal has a surprisingly large influence on the world. It nurtures the South Asian summer monsoon, a tremendous ocean-atmosphere-land phenomenon that delivers freshwater to more than a third of the human population on this planet. During summer, southwesterly winds gather moisture from the ocean and carry it deep inland over the Indian subcontinent, bringing welcome rains to a parched land. During winter, the winds reverse to northeasterly, and the ocean circulation responds by dispersing the terrestrial freshwater run off concentrated in the northern part of the bay.

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: Oceanography > oceanography
Depositing User: INCOIS Library
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2017 07:11
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2017 07:11

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