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Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Mixing, circulation, and air-sea interaction in the Bay of Bengal

Location

Naval Research Laboratory, MS, Ocean Sciences

RO# Location
64.17.01.C0209 Stennis Space Center, MS 395295004

Advisers

name email phone
Hemantha W Wijesekera hemantha.wijesekera@nrlssc.navy.mil 228.688.4845

Description

The overall goal is to study and quantify oceanic processes that regulate the intensity and propagation of the Monsoon Intra Seasonal Oscillation (MISO) in the Bay of Bengal/Northern Indian Ocean. The specific objectives of the proposed study are: (a) to evaluate the processes (such as surface and entrainment fluxes, and lateral heat advection) that control upper-ocean heat content and sea-surface temperature (SST) from diurnal to intra-seasonal timescales, (b) to determine how north-south upper-ocean temperature and salinity gradients alter the intensity of MISO, and (c) to understand and quantify the roles of equatorial remote forcing and local wind forcing on SST and the intensity and propagation of MISO. 

Keywords:
Mixing, air-sea interaction, circulation, Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean Monsoon, Monsoon Oscillations

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$77,488.00 $3,000.00
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