Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Ocean Sci., 18, 639–657, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-639-2022
Ocean Sci., 18, 639–657, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-639-2022
Research article
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10 May 2022
Research article  | Highlight paper | 10 May 2022

Marine heatwaves in the Arabian Sea

Abhisek Chatterjee et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on os-2021-52', Anonymous Referee #1, 11 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on os-2021-52', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Dr. Abhisek Chatterjee on behalf of the Authors (19 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Feb 2022) by Neil Wells
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (16 Feb 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (08 Mar 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 Mar 2022) by Neil Wells
AR by Dr. Abhisek Chatterjee on behalf of the Authors (28 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Apr 2022) by Neil Wells
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Short summary
Marine heatwaves refer to discrete, prolonged warm ocean conditions known to cause severe destruction in marine ecosystems. We find that coastal waters off the west coast of India have experienced a rapid multifold increase in heatwave days since the early 80s. This resulted in more frequent and longer marine heatwave events in the last decade. We show that the rapid warming in the Arabian Sea in the last decade is the primary cause of the observed enhanced heatwave events in this basin.