Swells over the Bay of Bengal around the time of onset of monsoon

A.K. Mukherjee, T.R. Sivaramakrishnan


Arrival of monsoon as reflected in the swell characteristics of Bay of Bengal is examined. Height and period of swells as also the steadiness of swells and winds observed in both parts of the bay before and after the onset of monsoon in the Bay are discussed. The energy spectra calculated for swells using Bretschneider's formula show a peak at 6 sec. before and after the onset of monsoon


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