Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Mode in the Tropical Indian Ocean during 2011

Iskandar, Iskhaq and Mardiansyah, Wijaya and Setiabudidaya, Dedi (2014) Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Mode in the Tropical Indian Ocean during 2011. Makara Journal of Science, 18 (3). ISSN 1693-6671

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    A coupled ocean-atmosphere mode in the tropical Indian Ocean, called the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), occurred from the boreal summer to the fall of 2011. In this study, data from satellite observations and atmospheric reanalysis datasets, together with data from ocean current mooring, were used to evaluate the evolution of the 2011 IOD event, revealing that it was weak and short-lived. It developed in July, peaked in September, decayed in October, and terminated in November. During the peak phase, the maximum negative sea surface temperature anomaly off Sumatra-Java reached -1.2°C. As an oceanic response to easterly wind anomalies along the equator, the observed zonal currents in the central and eastern equatorial Indian Ocean also showed prominent westward currents during the peak phase of the 2011 IOD event.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Terakreditasi Dikti No.167/DIKTI/Kep./2007
    Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
    Divisions: Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences > Department of Physics
    Depositing User: Dr. Iskhaq Iskandar
    Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2015 08:48
    Last Modified: 02 Feb 2015 08:48

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