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Title: Wind-driven cross-equatorial flow in the Indian ocean
Authors: Perez Hernandez, Maria Dolores 
Joyce, Terrence
Vélez Belchí, Pedro 
Director: Hernández-Guerra, Alonso 
UNESCO Clasification: 251007 Oceanografía física
Keywords: Indian Ocean
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: Meridional velocity, mass, and heat transport in the equatorial oceans are difficult to estimate because of the nonapplicability of the geostrophic balance. For this purpose a steady-state model is utilized in the equatorial Indian Ocean using NCEP wind stress and temperature and salinity data from the World Ocean Atlas 2005 (WOA05) and Argo. The results show a Somali Current flowing to the south during the winter monsoon carrying −11.5 ± 1.3 Sv (1 Sv ≡ 106 m3 s−1) and −12.3 ± 0.3 Sv from WOA05 and Argo, respectively. In the summer monsoon the Somali Current reverses to the north transporting 16.8 ± 1.2 Sv and 19.8 ± 0.6 Sv in the WOA05 and Argo results. Transitional periods are considered together and in consequence, there is not a clear Somali Current present in this period. Model results fit with in situ measurements made around the region, although Argo data results are quite more realistic than WOA05 data results.
Description: Máster en Oceanografía
ISBN: 978-84-694-1139-1
DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-12-033.1
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