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ON THE DYNAMICS OF THE WIND-DRIVEN COASTAL CIRCULATION IN PENINSULAR MALAYSIA DURING BOTH MONSOON SEASONS

Alejandro Livio Camerlengo, Ahmad Khairi Abdul Wahab and Noor Baharim bin Hashim

Faculty of Engineering, University Technology Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

Abstract
The main objective of this manuscript is to learn the dynamics behind the wind-driven circulation along the two coasts of Peninsular Malaysia. For this purpose, the two leading orders of the u momentum equation are used to explain the geostrophic flow during the two monsoon seasons. ``The geostrophic circulation fails to explain the northward current along the Malacca Straits during the boreal summer. From our analysis, it follows that this circulation is driven by a large-scale phenomenon; that is, the Indonesian Throughflow.

Publication : Physics Journal IPS A7 (2004) 0204
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Additional info : 5 pages, language English