Monsoon Variability in the Arabian Sea from Global 0.08 deg HYCOM Simulations
University of California San Diego La Jolla United States
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The Arabian Sea upper ocean circulation switches direction seasonally due to the change in direction of the prevailing winds associated with the Indian Monsoon. Predictability of the monsoon circulation however is uncertain due to incomplete understanding of the physical processes operating on the monsoon and at other time scales, particularly interannual and intraseasonal. Therefore, the long-term goal of this project is to improve understanding of the physical processes, both regionally and remotely, controlling the variability of the Arabian Sea circulation.