Seasonal sea level variability and anomalies in the Singapore Strait

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dc.contributor.author Tkalich, P.
dc.contributor.author Vethamony, P.
dc.contributor.author Babu, M.T.
dc.contributor.author Pokratath, P.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-11T10:05:37Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-11T10:05:37Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of third International Conference in Ocean Engineering. ICOE-2009. eds. by: Subramanian, V.A.; Nallayarasu, S.; Sannasiraj, S.A., IIT; Madras; India; 874-880
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/3612
dc.description.abstract Measured sea level data and extracted sea level anomalies (SLAs) for the Singapore Strait for the last 24 years have been analyzed. We have also analysed NCEP winds over the South China Sea for the same period in order to understand the underlying phenomena behind the development of extreme SLAs. It is found that a sea level gradient is built up by the monsoon wind-driven forces along the longest axis of the South China Sea, accounting for SLAs above 30 cm in the Singapore Strait and a maximum exceeding 80cm. The extreme sea level anomalies are associated with strong persistent winds over the South China Sea. An empirical relationship is attempted between wind speeds and SLAs which could be used to predict quickly extreme sea level anomalies.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher IIT; Madras
dc.rights Copyright [2009]. 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 sea level variability
dc.subject sea level anomalies
dc.subject sea level gradient
dc.title Seasonal sea level variability and anomalies in the Singapore Strait
dc.type Conference Article


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