A component of U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS) is the
Arabian Sea Process Study. Eleven cruises took place aboard the R/V
Thomas G. Thompson for about sixteen months from October 1994 until
January 1996. These cruises provided seasonal coverage of the annual
monsoon and inter-monsoon cycles in the area southeast of Oman - from ... where the cruises were staged. The monsoons of the Arabian Sea drive
a uniquely intense carbon cycling system, and it is the goal of JGOFS
to better understand the role of the oceans in global carbon cycling.
Meteorological observations of the Arabian Sea were collected by a
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution surface mooring deployed at
15.5N, 61.5E from October 1994 to October 1995.
Parameters measured include air temperature, sea surface temperature,
relative humidity, specific humidity, east component of wind velocity,
north component of wind velocity, barometric pressure, incoming
shortwave radiation, incoming longwave radiation, and precipitation
Fluxes calculated include latent heat flux, sensible heat flux, net
heat flux, net shortwave radiation, net longwave radiation, east wind
stress, north wind stress, wind stress magnitude, evaporation rate,
and evaporation minus precipitation.
The data is public domain and can be retrieved on-line at
[This information was obtained from U.S. JGOFS website at WHOI.]