Magazine Articles | Oceans | VOL. 11, ISSUE 67, July-August 2011 |

Seasonal Anoxia over Western Indian Continental Shelf

The Indian ocean is bounded by the Eurasian continental landmass on the north - responsible for the unique monsoonal seasonality in the north Indian Ocean which results in a complete reversal in the winds and surface currents every six months. Peninsular India divides the north Indian ocean into two zones - the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. Asymmetric distributions of monsoonal energy and the water fluxes make these two zone hydrographically quite different. Winds are generally stronger in...

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