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  • Authors Santos, F; Gomez-Gesteira, M; Decastro, M; Dias, JM
  • Author Full Name Santos, F.; Gomez-Gesteira, M.; decastro, M.; Dias, J. M.
  • Title A dipole-like SST trend in the Somalia region during the monsoon season
  • Nationality internacional
  • Source JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS
  • Language English
  • Document Type Article
  • Keywords Plus INDIAN-OCEAN; ARABIAN SEA; INTERANNUAL VARIABILITY; SOUTHWEST MONSOON; SUMMER MONSOON; HEAT-BUDGET; GREAT-WHIRL; COASTAL; TEMPERATURE; CIRCULATION
  • Abstract SST trends measured in the Somalia region during the southwest monsoon season over the period 1982-2013 have shown the existence of a warming-cooling dipole. The positive spot, with a warming trend on the order of 0.37 degrees C dec(-1), is centered around 5.1 degrees N-50.3 degrees E and the negative one, with a trend on the order of -0.43 degrees C dec(-1), around 11.1 degrees N-52.2 degrees E. The migration of the Great Whirl (GW) over the last three decades at a speed of 0.3 degrees C dec(-1) in longitude and -0.6 degrees C dec(-1) in latitude was considered as the possible origin of the SST dipole. The displacement of the GW produces changes in the geostrophic currents which, in turn, generate changes in the amount of advected water from and to coast.
  • Author Address [Santos, F.; Gomez-Gesteira, M.; decastro, M.] Univ Vigo, Environm Phys Lab, Fac Ciencias, Ephyslab, Orense, Spain; [Santos, F.; Dias, J. M.] Univ Aveiro, Dept Fis, CESAM, P-3800 Aveiro, Portugal
  • Reprint Address Santos, F (reprint author), Univ Vigo, Environm Phys Lab, Fac Ciencias, Ephyslab, Orense, Spain.
  • E-mail Address fj.santos@ua.pt
  • Funding Agency and Grant Number Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT) [SFRH/BPD/97320/2013, C/MAR/LA0017/2013]; Xunta de Galicia [GRC-2013-001]; European Regional Development Fund (FEDER)
  • Funding Text The Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT) partially supported this research through a Postdoctoral grant (SFRH/BPD/97320/2013) of the first author and through the project Pest (C/MAR/LA0017/2013). This research was also partially supported by Xunta de Galicia under projects GRC-2013-001
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  • Publisher AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION
  • Publisher City WASHINGTON
  • Publisher Address 2000 FLORIDA AVE NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20009 USA
  • ISSN 2169-9275
  • Character Source Abbreviation J GEOPHYS RES-OCEANS
  • ISO Source Abbreviation J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans
  • Publication Date FEB
  • Year Published 2015
  • Volume 120
  • Issue 2
  • Beginning Page 597
  • Ending Page 607
  • Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1002/2014JC010319
  • Page Count 11
  • Web of Science Category Oceanography
  • Subject Category Oceanography
  • Document Delivery Number CE9HM
  • Unique Article Identifier WOS:000352154800001

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