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Observed mini-cold pool off the southern tip of India and its intrusion into the south central Bay of Bengal during summer monsoon season

Rao, RR and Girish Kumar, MS and Ravichandran, M and Samala, BK and Sreedevi, N (2006) Observed mini-cold pool off the southern tip of India and its intrusion into the south central Bay of Bengal during summer monsoon season. Geophysical Research Letters, 33 (6).

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Abstract

The observed mini-cold pool (MCP) off the southern tip of India (STI) and its intrusion into the south central Bay of Bengal (BoB) during the summer monsoon season is examined utilizing the available satellite and in situ measurements. The mechanisms that govern the occurrence of this MCP through surface wind field and its curl, net surface heat flux and divergence in the near-surface circulation (Ekman + geostrophic) are examined. The observed MCP primarily appears to be driven by the upwelling caused by the divergence in the near-surface circulation. The upwelling results in both shoaling of thermocline and enhanced blooming of chlorophyll-a. With the progress of the season the sea surface temperature (SST) cooling associated with MCP intrudes into the south central BoB by the Summer Monsoon Current (SMC).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Geophysical Union.
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Oceanography > oceanography
Depositing User: INCOIS Library
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2013 08:26
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2013 08:26
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/94

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