T-S variability and volume transport in the central Bay of Bengal during southwest monsoon

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dc.contributor.author Gopalakrishna, V.V.
dc.contributor.author Pednekar, S.M.
dc.contributor.author Murty, V.S.N.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-21T11:20:24Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-21T11:20:24Z
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.citation Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, Vol.25; 50-55p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2264
dc.description.abstract The variability of temperature and salinity along 11 degrees N and 12 degrees N sections in the Bay of Bengal during southwest monsoon months (July-September) was found to be large in the upper 200 m west of 83 degrees E and east of 90 degrees E, and up to upper 400 m in the central parts between 84 degrees and 89 degrees E. Coastal upwelling off Madras appears to be intense during August with a strong (40 cm sec sup(-1)) northward flow close to the coast. The associated northward transport in the upper 100 m (between 81 degrees and 82 degrees E) increased by 2.5 x 10 sup(6) m sup(3) sec sup(-1) from July to August. At the location of penetration of Arabian Sea High Salinity Watermass (T = 25 degrees C, S = 35.2 x 10 sup(-3) , delta sub(s.t) = 400 cl/t) doming of isolines of T, S and sub(t) (sigma-t) towards sea surface was noticed between 86 degrees and 89 degrees E only during August. The flow in this region was directed towards north with a volume transport of 5.5 x 10 sup(6) m sup(3) sec sup(-1) in the upper 100 m.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher NISCAIR, CSIR
dc.rights Copyright [1996]. All efforts have been made to respect the copyright to the best of our knowledge. Inadvertent omissions, if brought to our notice, stand for correction and withdrawal of document from this repository.
dc.subject temperature
dc.subject salinity
dc.subject volume transport
dc.subject seasonal variations
dc.subject monsoons
dc.title T-S variability and volume transport in the central Bay of Bengal during southwest monsoon
dc.type Journal Article


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