• High saline waters in Bay of Bengal

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      High saline water; western Bay of Bengal; monsoon climatology

    • Abstract


      Bay of Bengal is well known for less saline waters in the surface layer of northern Indian Ocean. High saline waters of the Bay are considered as an influx from the Arabian Sea within a depth range of 200 to 900 m. Some of the recent observations in the western Bay of Bengal have shown salinity values higher than those reported earlier (35-2 × 10−3). Such values are explained on the basis of regional climatology suggesting their local formation on the shallow continental shelf during pre-monsoon months and their subsequent distribution along the coast.

    • Author Affiliations


      S K Sasamal1

      1. National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa - 403004, India
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  • Journal of Earth System Science | News

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