Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Ocean Sci., 16, 1459–1474, 2020

Special issue: Ocean deoxygenation: drivers and consequences – past, present...

Ocean Sci., 16, 1459–1474, 2020

Research article 27 Nov 2020

Research article | 27 Nov 2020

Seasonal variability of the Arabian Sea intermediate circulation and its impact on seasonal changes of the upper oxygen minimum zone

Henrike Schmidt et al.

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Our investigations give detailed insight on the seasonally changing current system at intermediate depth in the Arabian Sea that is influenced by the monsoon. The changing currents influence the oxygen transport in the interior ocean and thus allow us to draw conclusions on the maintenance and seasonal variability of the upper part of the oxygen minimum zone in the Arabian Sea.