Spring Warming of the Eastern Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal from Buoy Data
Article first published online: 7 AUG 2002
Copyright 2002 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 29, Issue 15, pages 24-1–24-4, August 2002
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Spring Warming of the Eastern Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal from Buoy Data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 29(15), doi:10.1029/2002GL015340, 2002., , and ,
- Issue published online: 7 AUG 2002
- Article first published online: 7 AUG 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 JUN 2002
- Manuscript Received: 17 APR 2002
 Observations from moored buoys during spring of 1998–2000 suggest that the warming of the mixed layer (∼20 m deep) of the north Indian Ocean warm pool is a response to net surface heat flux Qnet (∼100 W m−2) minus penetrative solar radiation Qpen (∼45 W m−2). A residual cooling due to vertical mixing and advection is indirectly estimated to be about 25 W m−2. The rate of warming due to typical values of Qnet minus Qpen is not very sensitive to the depth of the mixed layer if it lies between 10 m and 30 m.