Flux of air and moisture in Bay of Bengal in Summer monsoon


  • B. N. DEWAN Meteorological Office, Pune
  • JAIPAL . Meteorological Office, Pune
  • S. KUMAR Meteorological Office, Pune




The flux of air and moisture in the Bay of Bengal during Monex 1979 period when the Soviet ships were moving in that area, have been computed. It is found that the northward transport of air and moisture across the equator is confined only to the area west of 85 deg. E. Eastwards of 85 deg. E, the reversal of transport is found to occur .The computations of the air and moisture flux values have also been carried out for the central Bay of Bengal in July for the period when the ships were stationed there. Comparison between the AUK values for the comparatively strong and weak phases of monsoon reveals that while the northward flux does not show any appreciable variation, the eastward flux changes significantly, becoming; more than double during the strong phase as compared with that of the weak phase, both along the east coast and in the central Bay.




How to Cite

B. N. DEWAN, J. ., and S. KUMAR, “Flux of air and moisture in Bay of Bengal in Summer monsoon”, MAUSAM, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 493–498, Oct. 1984.



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