Long-Term Changes in Winter Blooms in the Arabian Sea: Characteristics and Physical Forcing
The Winter bloom in the Arabian sea, which is in conjunction with the North Easterly winds had been subjected to spatio-temporal changes during the last decade. Our research interests are focused on the role of oceanic and atmospheric forcings in influencing the bloom characteristics. We use reanalysis, observation, and numerical models to understand the process that drives the bloom.
• Long-term changes in winter bloom of Arabian Sea
• The drivers of winter bloom and its temporal changes
Phytoplanktons form the base of the marine food web and recent changes in the ocean condition and plankton composition in the Arabian Sea had adverse effect on the Net Primary Productivity, carbon budget and marine fisheries. Scholarly attention in plankton blooms especially HABs and hypoxia followed by it helps to lessen the harm done to the ocean ecosystem and to the human environment.