Bio-Optical and Nutrient Responses to Physical Forcing Processes During Monsoons in the Northwest Indian Ocean
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES DEPT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
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The overall goal of this research program is to understand the interaction between physical processes, nutrient fluxes, and biological and optical responses within the upper ocean layers of both coastal and open ocean regions. The objectives of this research are to characterize the distributions of physical, biological and optical variability within the Arabian Sea as a function of the annual monsoon cycle. In particular, we are examining the processes contributing to nutrient fluxes into the upper layer, the interaction of the euphotic zone and surface mixed layers, the spatial scales of variability within the upper layer, and the bio-optical responses to these processes.
- Biological Oceanography
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography