Accession Number : AD0710310

Title :   THE MONSOON REGIME OF THE CURRENTS IN THE INDIAN OCEAN,

Corporate Author : HAWAII INST OF GEOPHYSICS HONOLULU

Personal Author(s) : Duing,Walter

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : All hydrographic data collected during the International Indian Ocean Expedition from 1960 to 1965, and additional data from previous years, have been compiled at the University of Hawaii so that an atlas of the physical oceanography of the Indian Ocean can be prepared. The present investigation, which is based on these data, is limited to a discussion of the effects of the monsoonal winds on the surface circulation north of 20 degrees S. Although the accumulated data is the most comprehensive material on the Indian Ocean, it is still very heterogeneous; hence, it was necessary to apply statistical criteria in order to remove errors and variations that were introduced partly by nonsynoptic observations. The first part of this investigation presents the dynamic topographies of the sea surface for spring, early summer, late summer, fall, and winter. The second part presents a theoretical model in an attempt to interpret the peculiarities of the monsoonal circulation.

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, WIND), (*WIND, *INDIAN OCEAN), VELOCITY, OCEAN WAVES, SURFACE PROPERTIES, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, KINETIC ENERGY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, VORTICES, MAPS

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE