Direct near-surface eddy covariance measurements over the northern Bay of Bengal.
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G S Bhat et al.
Understanding air-sea interaction processes over the Bay of Bengal is critical to
the economies of the countries in the Asian sub-continent, more particularly to
India. Of late, there has been significant progress over the efforts by the
modeling community in implementing both regional and global models for near realistic
forecasts of weather. A crucial component of all the models is the accurate parameterization
of near-surface fluxes. The fluxes are the boundary conditions in the
model equations. To parameterize these fluxes there is the need for accurate direct measurements.
The eddy covariance method is the direct measure of these
fluxes. To address this long felt need for direct measurements, a highly instrumented
buoy was deployed at 18N 89E to carry out direct measurements of the eddy covariance
fluxes. Here we report, preliminary results on marine boundary layer processes
arising from these direct measurements. The results are also compared with the popular
parameterization schemes that are routinely used by the modeling community.