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Earth Institute Research Projects

Bay of Bengal Surface and Thermocline and the Arabian Sea

Lead PI: Professor Arnold L. Gordon

Unit Affiliation: Ocean & Climate Physics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

January 2013 - December 2014
Inactive
Indian Ocean ; Bay of Bengal ; Arabian Sea
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The proposed activity will investigate how the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea interact with each other or with other equatorial regimes to form quasi-steady state freshwater inventories using in situ and satellite data, as well as inspecting models.

OUTCOMES: Archived and Argo T/S data has been assembled and clues to the processes that control oceanic mix of fresh and salty components are being identified.