Stability and mixing in the northern Bay of Bengal during southwest monsoon

S.K. Sasamal


Geostrophic flow, stability and mixing in the Bay of Bengal north of 19degrees N during the southwest monsoon is discussed. The flow pattern shows a narrow southerly jet in the western side and a broad northerly flow in the eastern side of the region resulting in a net mass transport to the south. Stability is stronger in the western side than that in the eastern side of the area. Mixing of the water column is explained in terms of static stability, Richardson number and density flux function


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