Heat content of the Arabian Sea Mini Warm Pool is increasing
Nagamani, P. V.
Ali, M. M.
Goni, Gustavo J.
Udaya Bhaskar, T. V. S.
McCreary, Julian P.
Weller, Robert A.
Rajeevan, Madhavan Nair
Gopalakrishna, V. V.
Pezzullo, John C.
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KeywordTropical cyclone heat potential; Arabian Sea Mini Warm Pool; Satellite altimetry; Ocean heat content; All India monsoon rainfall
Sea surface temperature in the Arabian Sea Mini Warm Pool has been suggested to be one of the factors that affects the Indian summer monsoon. In this paper, we analyze the annual ocean heat content (OHC) of this region during 1993–2010, using in situ data, satellite observations, and a model simulation. We find that OHC increases significantly in the region during this period relative to the north Indian Ocean, and propose that this increase could have caused the decrease in Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall that occurred at the same time.
© The Author(s), 2015. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. The definitive version was published in Atmospheric Science Letters 17 (2016): 39-42, doi:10.1002/asl.596.
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