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IBA Faculty examines the trends in South Asia Low pressure center on North Indian Ocean air-sea heat fluxes
IBA Faculty members, Lecturer, Maqsood Alam and Visiting Faculty, Dr. M Jawed Iqbal, Department of Mathematical Sciences, School of Mathematics and Computer Science, along with Mr. Syed M.F. Riaz, co-authored a paper titled, 'The impact of trends in South Asia Low pressure center on North Indian Ocean air-sea heat fluxes'. The paper is published in the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics and can be accessed here .
This paper studies the variability of latent (LE) and sensible (H) heat fluxes over the North Indian Ocean for the summer season. Results depict that the South Asia Low (SAL) plays an important role in the variability of air-sea heat fluxes over the North Indian Ocean. There is a negative correlation between SAL pressure and its latitude position. A change of the SAL from a north location to a south location induces changes in North Indian Ocean surface winds, humidity, and temperature. These, combined with sea surface warming trends, produce trends in summer latent and sensible heat fluxes.