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Debasis Sengupta (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)
Date & Time
Mon, 17 September 2018, 15:00 to 16:00
Emmy Noether Seminar Room, ICTS Campus, Bangalore
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(Based on unpublished work)

The salt content of seawater (salinity, units: g/kg) is directly related to the earth's water balance. Salinity is emerging as an important climate variable. I shall briefly introduce the use of salinity as a climate variable. I shall then show facets of the space-time scales of salinity variation in the Bay of Bengal, and discuss the relation of surface salinity to (i) tropical cyclone intensity, and (ii) the active-break cycle of the monsoon. The second part of the talk is based mainly on recent measurements from research ships, instrumented moorings, and satellites.