Satellite observations of the northeast monsoon coastal current

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dc.contributor.author Shenoi, S.S.C.
dc.contributor.author Gouveia, A.D.
dc.contributor.author Shetye, S.R.
dc.contributor.author Rao, L.V.G.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-08T12:11:53Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-08T12:11:53Z
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the PORSEC-'92 in Okinawa, Conference for Pacific Ocean Environments and Probing, 25-31 August, 1992, Okinawa, Japan. Vol. 2, 796-801p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/3112
dc.description.abstract Satellite Infrared observations, from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR), during November 1987-February 1988 and hydrographic data from the eastern Arabian Sea are used to describe the poleward flowing coastal current in the eastern Arabian Sea during the northeast monsoon. The current, identifiEd. by a band of warm water, forms in November in the south, and is best developed during December-January when it can be traced along the entire coast of the eastern Arabian Sea. Off the southwest coast of India (10 degrees N) the current was approximately 400 km wide. At about 22 degrees N, the flow was restricted mainly to the vicinity of the continental slope and the current was a narrow jet of about 150 km width. Further north the core of the current narrowed down to about 50 km and turned west following the shelf off Pakistan. The current carried warmer waters (greater than 29 degrees C) of southern origin to the North Arabian Sea. In the northern half of the coastline (north of 15 degrees N), the temperature within the core of the current was about 1 degrees C above the ambient temperatures
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher PORSEC Secretariat, Shimizu, Japan
dc.rights Copyright [1992]. 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 coastal currents
dc.subject hydrographic data
dc.subject continental slope
dc.subject monsoons
dc.title Satellite observations of the northeast monsoon coastal current
dc.type Conference Article


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