Volume 3, Number 3 (12-2002)                   IJPR 2002, 3(3): 213-222 | Back to browse issues page


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H. E, N. H. Sea surface temperature and Ekman transport in the Persian Gulf. IJPR. 2002; 3 (3) :213-222
URL: http://ijpr.iut.ac.ir/article-1-238-en.html

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  The wind drift motion of the water which is produced by the stress of the wind exerted upon the surface of the ocean is described by Ekmans theory (1905). Using the mean monthly values for the wind stress and SST, seasonal Ekman transport for the Persian Gulf was computed and contoured. The geostrophic winds have combined with the SST to estimate the effect of cooling due to Ekman transport of colder northern waters and inflow from the Oman Sea. The monthly SST mainly obtained from the 10 10 grided data of Levitus atlas and Hormuz Cruis Experiment for 1997.

  Analyses show a NW to SE Ekman transport due to wind stress and significant interannual variability of SST on sea surface in the Persian Gulf. The seasonal variation of SST shows a continental pattern due to severe interaction between the land and sea. But these variations somehow moderates because of Ekman transport in Persian Gulf.

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