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Spring Warming of the Eastern Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal from Buoy Data

Sengupta, Debasis and Ray, Pallav Kumar and Bhat, GS (2002) Spring Warming of the Eastern Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal from Buoy Data. In: Geophysical Research Letters, 29 (15). p. 1734.

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Observations from moored buoys during spring of 1998-2000 suggest that the warming of the mixed layer (similar to20 m deep) of the north Indian Ocean warm pool is a response to net surface heat flux Q(net) (similar to100 W m(-2)) minus penetrative solar radiation Q(pen) (similar to45 W m(-2)). A residual cooling due to vertical mixing and advection is indirectly estimated to be about 25 W m(-2). The rate of warming due to typical values of Q(net) minus Q(pen) is not very sensitive to the depth of the mixed layer if it lies between 10 m and 30 m.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Depositing User: Ms V Mangala
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 06:41
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2011 06:41
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/39408

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