Circulation analysis in the northwest Indian Ocean using ARGO floats and surface drifter observations, and SODA reanalysis output

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Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, ISSN: 0377-0265, Vol: 78, Page: 57-70

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Sarah Stryker Vitale; Steven F. DiMarco; Howard F. Seidel; Zhankun Wang
Elsevier BV
Earth and Planetary Sciences
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This study incorporates observations from Array of Real-time Geostrophic Oceanography (ARGO) floats and surface drifters to identify seasonal circulation patterns at the surface, 1000 m, 1500 m, and 2000 m in the northwest Indian Ocean, and quantify velocities associated with them. A skill comparison of the Simple Ocean Data Assimilation (SODA) reanalysis output was also performed to contribute to the understanding of the circulation dynamics in this region.