alexa An equatorial jet in the Indian ocean.
Geology & Earth Science

Geology & Earth Science

Journal of Geology & Geophysics

Author(s): Wyrtki K

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Abstract At the surface of the Indian Ocean along the equator a narrow, jet-like current flows eastward at high speed during both transition periods between the two monsoons. The formation of the jet is accompanied by thermocline uplifting at the western origin of the jet and by sinking at its eastern terminus. This demonstrates that a time-variable current can have profound effects in changing the mass structure in the ocean. This article was published in Science and referenced in Journal of Geology & Geophysics

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