Understanding the Arabian Sea: Reflections on the 1994-1996 Arabian Sea Expedition

Sharon L Smith

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The Arabian Sea Expedition, now five years past its field observations, is at a stage when some of its dominant themes can be summarized. Of the large range of possible topics, five are considered here: (1) Is the Arabian Sea a source or sink for carbon dioxide?; (2) Is the Arabian Sea Mother Nature's iron experiment?; (3) Do grazing zooplankton control carbon flux to the seabed?; (4) Does the paleoceanographic record help us predict the ocean's response to climate change?; and (5) What are the predominant physical processes of the Arabian Sea? A short history of each issue and results from the field work of 1994-1996 are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1385-1402
Number of pages18
JournalDeep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Volume48
Issue number6-7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

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Understanding the Arabian Sea : Reflections on the 1994-1996 Arabian Sea Expedition. / Smith, Sharon L.

In: Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Vol. 48, No. 6-7, 01.01.2001, p. 1385-1402.

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