Articles | Volume 18, issue 1
Research article
10 Feb 2022
Research article |  | 10 Feb 2022

Interannual variability of sea level in the southern Indian Ocean: local vs. remote forcing mechanisms

Marion Kersalé, Denis L. Volkov, Kandaga Pujiana, and Hong Zhang


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on os-2021-97', Anonymous Referee #1, 05 Nov 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Marion Kersalé, 19 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on os-2021-97', Anonymous Referee #2, 12 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Marion Kersalé, 19 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Marion Kersalé on behalf of the Authors (19 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Dec 2021) by Katsuro Katsumata
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (27 Dec 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (03 Jan 2022)
ED: Publish as is (04 Jan 2022) by Katsuro Katsumata
Short summary
The southern Indian Ocean is one of the major basins for regional heat accumulation and sea level rise. The year-to-year changes of regional sea level are influenced by water exchange with the Pacific Ocean via the Indonesian Throughflow. Using a general circulation model, we show that the spatiotemporal pattern of these changes is primarily set by local wind forcing modulated by El Niño–Southern Oscillation, while oceanic signals originating in the Pacific can amplify locally forced signals.