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.
MetadataShow full item record
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.
The following license files are associated with this item:
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Baumgartner, Mark F.; Brink, Nancy J.; Ostrom, William M.; Trask, Richard P.; Weller, Robert A.; Dickey, Thomas D.; Marra, John F. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1997-07)The Arabian Sea is characterized by strong, large-scale atmospheric forcing during the summer (southwest) and winter (northeast) monsoons. To investigate air-sea interactions related to this unique surface forcing, a ...
Marra, John F.; Dickey, Thomas D.; Plueddemann, Albert J.; Weller, Robert A.; Kinkade, Christopher S.; Stramska, Malgorzata (2014-12)We review bio-optical and physical data from three mooring experiments, the Marine Light–Mixed Layers programme in spring 1989 and 1991 in the Iceland Basin (59°N/21°W), and the Forced Upper Ocean Dynamics Experiment in ...
Arabian Sea mixed layer dynamics experiment mooring recovery cruise report : R/V Thomas Thompson Cruise Number 52, 14 October-25 October 1995 Ostrom, William M.; Way, Bryan S.; Weller, Robert A.; Ware, Jonathan D.; Trask, Richard P. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1996-09)An array of surface and subsurface moorings was deployed in the Arabian Sea to provide high quality time series of local forcing and upper ocean currents, temperature, and conductivity in order to investigate the dynamics ...