Chapter Eleven

Indian Ocean

Data files supplied for Chapter 11 exercises:

  • WOA98_heavideci_basin_global_gridded_data: →
    • WOA98_heavydeci_Indian.poa
  • WOA_decimated_basin_global_gridded_data: →
    • WOA05_decimated_Indian.joa
  • WOA_basin_global_gridded_data: →
    • WOA05_Indian.joa
  • Indian sections: →
      • I04_I03_1995: →
        • I04_I03_1995_bottle.joa
      • I08S_I09N_2007: →
        • I8S_I9N_2007_clean_bottle.joa
        • I8S_I9N_2007_heavydeci_ctd.joa
      • I06S_2008: →
        • I06_2008_clean_CTD.joa
        • I06S_2008_clean_bottle.joa
      • I05_1987: →
        • I05_1987_bottle.joa
      • I09S_1995: →
        • I09S_1995_bottle.joa
      • I05_2009: →
        • I05_2009_clean_bottle.joa
        • I05_2009_clean_CTD.joa
      • I02_1995_1996: →
        • I02_1995_1996_bottle.joa
      • I04_I03_2003: →
        • I04_I03_2003_clean_bottle.joa
      • WOA_copies_of_Indian_sections: →
        • I8S_I9N_WOA05.joa
      • I01_1995: →
        • I01_1995_clean_bottle.joa
      • I04S_I07N_1995: →
        • I04S_I07N_1995_bottle.joa
Download: Chapter 11 Data Files

Goals:

  • Understand the water masses, circulation and other aspects of descriptive physical oceanography of the Indian Ocean & its marginal seas

To accomplish this, one will:

  • Learn to extract data subsets from map plots
  • Learn how to use advanced JOA tools for working with basin-scale data sets

Tools

  • JOA Section Editor
  • Interpolations Options dialog box

target

Fig 11i-01 Indian sections map

DPO Chapter 11 Sections:

DPO JOA examples are available for the following highlighted sections:
11.1 Introduction and overview
11.2 Wind and buoyancy forcing
11.2.1 Mean wind forcing
11.2.2 Monsoonal wind forcing
11.2.3 Buoyancy forcing
11.3 Monsoonal and tropical ocean circulation
11.4 South Indian Ocean subtropical circulation
11.4.1 Subtropical gyre
11.4.2 Agulhas Current and Retroflection
11.4.3 Leeuwin Current
11.5 Indonesian Throughflow
11.6 Red Sea and Persian Gulf outflows
11.7 Intermediate and deep circulation
11.8 Water masses
11.8.1 Upper ocean
11.8.2 Intermediate waters
11.8.3 Deep and bottom waters
11.9 Climate and the Indian Ocean
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