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Title: Seasonal variability of mixed layer depth (MLD) in the Bay of Bengal
Authors: Uddin, Mohammad Muslem
Chowdhury, Md. Zahedur Rahman
Ahammed, Sabbir
Basak, Shyamal Chandra
Issue Date: Mar-2014
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Mixed Layer Depths (MLD) on the basis of temperature and density were calculated for the Bay of Bengal area. Long term archive data from World Ocean Database (WOD09) were used for calculating MLD in the study area. During the pre monsoon period the lowest thermal MLD was observed in the mid basin area with a value of 25 m. But within the monsoon period MLD was gradually increase in all area up to a layer of 50 m. In the post monsoon period MLD increase in the upper Northern region and during winter period highest MLD of 95 m was observed. In this time it creates a high depressed zone in this area. Density oriented Mixed Layer was found thinner for the whole year. It was observed as 5 m in the upper Northern part, but southern area MLD change with season to season and MLD show highest 65m in the winter monsoon and lowest 20 m pre monsoon period. Surface current flows of the ocean and sea surface temperature (SST) seem to control to change the MLD with seasonality, which was also discussed for an annual cycle.
Page(s): 400-407
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/27330
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.43(03) [March 2014]

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