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Ocean warming, Bay of Bengal cyclones

03 February 2011

While global warming has resulted in increasing sea-surface temperatures and fears that there will be an increase in frequency and intensity of tropical cyclones, it has been found that atmospheric factors also play an important role. Studies have shown that apart from ocean warming, atmospheric parameters like decreasing vertical wind shear have given rise to the increasing frequency and intensity of tropical Atlantic Ocean cyclones.

As far as the Bay of Bengal is concerned, a recent study by National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, scientists led by Dr. M.R. Ramesh Kumar, Senior Scientist, Physical Oceanography Division, and published in the Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences, clearly indicates that warm sea surface temperatures alone are not sufficient for the initiation of convective systems over the Bay of Bengal…

Read more: http://www.hindu.com/seta/2011/02/03/stories/2011020350091300.htm

 

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Written by csirindia

February 3, 2011 at 5:45 am

Posted in NIO

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