SST Control by Subsurface Mixing During Indian Ocean Monsoons
Oregon State University Corvallis United States
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We seek to understand the detailed evolution of heat and freshwater distributions in the Bay of Bengal, given large-scale gradients associated with forcing e.g., large source of freshwater input, heat fluxes, and wind forcing and small-scale mixing processes. Since sea surface temperature variations are broad spatially and vary over long time scales, we are using extended time series at a variety of locations to directly measure and assess SST modification by turbulent mixing over the broad expanse of international waters in the Bay of Bengal on diurnal to seasonal time scales.