Northern Indian Ocean Salt Transport (NIOST): Estimation of Fresh and Salt Water Transports in the Indian Ocean using Remote Sensing, Hydrographic Observations and HYCOM Simulations
SOUTH CAROLINA UNIV COLUMBIA DEPT OF EARTH AND OCEAN SCIENCES
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While the Indian Ocean s important contribution to global salt and heat budgets is well known to the scientific community, quantified analyses of its physical dynamics are underrepresented in the literature. Here we use the newly launched Aquarius satellite derived Sea Surface Salinity SSS data as well as Argo salinity profiles, model simulations and reanalysis products are used to quantify volume, salt, and freshwater transports in both the Arabian Sea AS and Bay of Bengal BoB and to examine the salinity structure and advection during the two annual monsoon seasons.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography