SSD-024 was conducted as part of the Bay of Bengal Boundary Layer Experiment (BoBBLE), a collaborative project between India and the UK, funded jointly by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Govt of India, and the UK Natural Environmental Research Council. The major objective of this project is to understand the east-west contrast in the upper layer characteristics of the southern Bay of Bengal and its interaction with the summer monsoon. The major observational objectives of SSD-024 are to profile the hydrography along 8N in the international waters and to carry out a 10-day time series at 8N, 89E. 14 Scientists from India and 8 Scientists from UK made up the scientific contingent of SSD-024.
P N Vinayachandran (Indian Institute of Science, Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences)