Sengupta, Debasis and Goddalehundi, Bharath Raj and Anitha, DS (2008) Cyclone-induced mixing does not cool SST in the post-monsoon north Bay of Bengal. In: Atmospheric Science Letters, 9 (1). pp. 1-6.Full text not available from this repository.
High-resolution data from the TRMM satellite shows that sea surface temperature (SST) cools by 3 degrees C under the tracks of pre-monsoon tropical cyclones in the north Indian Ocean. However, even the strongest post-monsoon cyclones do not cool the open north Bay of Bengal. In this region, a shallow layer of freshwater from river runoff and monsoon rain caps a deep warm layer. Therefore, storm-induced mixing is not deep, and it entrains warm subsurface water. It is possible that the hydrography of the post-monsoon north Bay favours intense cyclones.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Meteorological Society.|
|Keywords:||cyclone cooling;upper ocean processes;Bay of Bengal.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences|
|Date Deposited:||30 Apr 2009 04:28|
|Last Modified:||28 Aug 2009 12:02|
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