Semiannual Cycle in Zonal Wind over the Equatorial Indian Ocean

@inproceedings{Ogata2010SemiannualCI,
  title={Semiannual Cycle in Zonal Wind over the Equatorial Indian Ocean},
  author={Tomomichi Ogata and Shang-Ping Xie},
  year={2010}
}
The semiannual cycle in zonal wind over the equatorial Indian Ocean is investigated by use of ocean– atmospheric reanalyses, and linear ocean–atmospheric models. In observations, the semiannual cycle in zonal wind is dominant on the equator and confined in the planetary boundary layer (PBL). Results from a momentum budget analysis show that momentum advection generated by the cross-equatorial monsoon circulation is important for the semiannual zonal-wind cycle in the equatorial Indian Ocean. In… CONTINUE READING