• Satellite-tracked drifting buoy observations in the south equatorial current in the Indian Ocean

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      Drifting buoys; south equatorial current; Indian Ocean; surface drift; mixed layer

    • Abstract

       

      Three satellite-tracked drifting buoys released in the south equatorial current in the Indian Ocean followed the path of the current moving westward approximately zonally in the vicinity of 10 S latitude. On nearing the east coast of Africa two buoys moved north and the third moved south. Over the open sea regime the buoys moved with a speed of approximately 30 cm/s at an angle of about 35° to the left of the wind. The overall tendencies seen in the buoy drift are similar to those observed elsewhere in the world oceans.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      S R Shetye1 G S Michael1

      1. National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula - 403 004, India
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  • Journal of Earth System Science | News

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