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Biological control of surface temperature in the Arabian Sea
External Online Source: doi:10.1038/349054a0
Author and Affiliation:
Sathyendranath, Shubha(Dalhousie University, Halifax)
Gouveia, Albert D.(Dalhousie Univ., Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada)
Shetye, Satish R.(National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India)
Ravindran, P.(Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada)
Platt, Trevor(Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Canada)
Abstract: In the Arabian Sea, the southwest monsoon promotes seasonal upwelling of deep water, which supplies nutrients to the surface layer and leads to a marked increase in phytoplankton growth. Remotely sensed data on ocean color are used here to show that the resulting distribution of phytoplankton exerts a controlling influence on the seasonal evolution of sea surface temperature. This results in a corresponding modification of ocean-atmosphere heat exchange on regional and seasonal scales. It is shown that this biological mechanism may provide an important regulating influence on ocean-atmosphere interactions.
Publication Date: Jan 03, 1991
Document ID:
19910037652
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 91A22275
Subject Category: OCEANOGRAPHY
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Nature (ISSN 0028-0836); 349; 54-56
Publisher Information: United Kingdom
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Dalhousie Univ.; Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada
Bedford Inst. of Oceanography; Dartmouth Nova Scotia, Canada
National Inst. of Oceanography; Goa, India
Description: 3p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ABSORPTION CROSS SECTIONS; ARABIAN SEA; MARINE BIOLOGY; SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE; SOLAR RADIATION; TEMPERATURE CONTROL; AIR WATER INTERACTIONS; INCIDENT RADIATION; PHYTOPLANKTON; SHORT WAVE RADIATION
Imprint And Other Notes: Nature (ISSN 0028-0836), vol. 349, Jan. 3, 1991, p. 54-56. Research supported by NASA, U.S. Navy, Department of Fisheries and Oceans of Canada, and NSERC.
Miscellaneous Notes: Research supported by NASA, U.S. Navy, Department of Fisheries and Oceans of Canada, and NSERC
Availability Source: Other Sources
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