Characteristics and Origin of North Pacific Tropical Intermediate Water in the Western Pacific

Characteristics and Origin of North Pacific Tropical Intermediate Water in the Western Pacific
신창웅; 이재학; 민홍식; 홍창수; 김동국; 백규남; 전동철; Fuad Azminuddin; 이인희; 함도식
KIOST Author(s)
Shin, Chang Woong(신창웅)Lee, Jae Hak(이재학)Kim, Dong Guk(김동국)Azminuddin, Fuad(Fuad Azminuddin)
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The NPIW and AAIW are characterized by a salinity minimum layer in the North Pacific and the South Pacific, respectively. In the southwestern Philippine Sea, the upper salinity minimum layer is the NPIW and the lower salinity minimum layeris the AAIW. The maximum salinity layer, which distinguishes the two salinity minimum layers, was not clear because of small difference in salinity. Dissolved oxygen minimum layers appears below each salinity minimum layers, with a dissolved oxygen maximum layer between these two dissolved oxygen minimum layers. The presence of a dissolved oxygen maximum layer means that fresher water mass is present between the two intermediate waters. The water mass corresponding to this dissolved oxygen maximum layer appeared below the salinity maximum layer between the two intermediate water layers. This high salinity and high dissolved oxygen water between the NPIW and AAIW is the North Pacific Tropical Intermediate Water(NPTIW). The NPTIW is known as it is characterized by the dissolved oxygen minimum layer between two intermediate waters. However, we found that the dissolved oxygen maximum layer is a distinguishing feature of the NPTIW. From Argo data analysis, it is revealed that the NPTIW comes from off the east of New Guinea coast. It seems that the NPTIW is a lower part of South Pacific Tropical Water and transported into the Philippines Sea by the New Guinea Coastal Under Current.
Bibliographic Citation
EGU General Assembly 2019, pp.1, 2019
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Ocean Circulation,Watermass Analysis,Climate Change,해양순환,수괴분석,기후변화

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