An Integrated Network of In situ and Remote Sensors to Characterize the Somali Current
Marine Physical Laboratory, University of California San Diego La Jolla United States
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Investigate the dynamics, structure and variability of the Somali Current, contiguous currents and other currents in western Indian Ocean, and ocean wave climate. Quantify the geostrophic and ageostrophic contributions to surface circulation, i.e. Ekman pumping resulting from the wind curl associated with local and seasonal monsoonal forcing. Use in situ sensors deployed in target areas over multiple seasonal monsoonal cycles to generate time-series data for analysis.