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|Title:||Balance of surface, advective and up-welling heat fluxes in the Gulf of Aden|
|Authors:||Abualanaja, Yasser O.|
Al-mtairi, Nwaf A.
|Keywords:||Gulf of Aden|
Surface heat fluxes
Advective heat transport
|Abstract:||Based on International Comprehensive Ocean Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS), monthly summary groups (1960-2008), covering 1<sup>o</sup> boxes in the Gulf of Aden, the surface advective and up-welled heat fluxes are calculated. Annual averages of evaporative, net long wave radiation and sensible heat fluxes are respectively 143, 55 and 2 W/m<sup>2</sup>. Annual average of absorbed solar radiations at the sea surface based on the Smithsonian formula is 249 W/m<sup>2</sup>. Advective heat transport to the Red Sea from Gulf of Aden at Bab-el-Mandab Strait is 35 W/m<sup>2</sup> giving a surplus of 14 W/m<sup>2</sup>. Compared to the available recorded solar radiations it seems that the Smithsonian formula over-estimates the incoming solar radiations perhaps because of the neglect of aerosols. Up-welled heat flux during the southwest monsoon is 1.0 × 10<sup>13</sup> W.|
|ISSN:||0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJMS Vol.40(1) [February 2011]|
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