Circulation and water masses of the Arabian Sea

Show simple item record Shetye, S.R. Gouveia, A.D. Shenoi, S.S.C.
dc.contributor.editor Lal, D. 1995-01-16T10:06:29Z 2017-09-30T02:52:22Z 1995-01-16T10:06:29Z 2017-09-30T02:52:22Z 1994
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences (Earth and Planetary Sciences), vol.103(2); 1994; 107-123
dc.identifier.issn 0253-4126
dc.description Special Issue: Biogeochemistry of the Arabian Sea: Present information and gaps
dc.description.abstract The circulation in the coastal region off Oman is driven mainly by local winds and there is no remotely driven western boundary current. Local wind-driving is also important to the coastal circulation off western India during the southwest monsoon but not during the northeast monsoon when a strong (approximately 7 x 10@u6@@ m@u3@@/sec) current moves poleward against weak winds. This current is driven by a pressure gradient which forms along this coast during the northeast monsoon due to either thermohaline-forcing or due to the arrival of Kelvin waves from the Bay of Bengal. The present speculation about flow of bottom water (deeper than about 3500 m) in the Arabian Sea is that it moves northward and upwells into the layer of North Indian Deep Water (approximately 1500-3500 m). It is further speculated that the flow in this layer consists of a poleward western boundary current and a weak equatorward flow in the interior. It is not known if there is an annual cycle associated with the deep and the bottom water circulation
dc.language en
dc.publisher Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore
dc.relation.ispartof P Indian As-Earth
dc.relation.isreferencedby SCI
dc.subject Oceanography and Limnology
dc.subject Oceanography and Limnology
dc.subject.other ocean circulation
dc.subject.other water masses
dc.subject.other mixed layer
dc.subject.other coastal currents
dc.subject.other ISW, Arabian Sea
dc.title Circulation and water masses of the Arabian Sea
dc.type Journal Article CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa, India

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