High Resolution Time Series Observations of Bio-Optical and Physical Variability in the Arabian Sea
CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA BARBARA OCEAN PHYSICS LAB
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An interdisciplinary mooring field study was conducted in the Arabian Sea October 1994 - November 1995 as part of the ONR Forced Upper Ocean Dynamics FUOD Program activities in the region. The Arabian Sea experiment allowed us to study bio-optical and physical processes and their interactions under monsoonal and inter-monsoonal conditions. This region is attractive because of its regular and intense atmospheric forcing which causes extremely strong responses in both the physics and biology of the upper layer. Thus, dynamical ranges in measured properties are great, enabling us to apply and test time-dependent interdisciplinary models relevant to bio-optical properties and carbon fluxes.
- Biological Oceanography
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography