On the projection of future marine primary productivity in mid-latitudinal marginal seas

Title
On the projection of future marine primary productivity in mid-latitudinal marginal seas
Author(s)
Kong Christina Eunjin; 유신재; 장찬주; 박지수
KIOST Author(s)
Jang, Chan Joo(장찬주)
Publication Year
2017-05-31
Abstract
The magnitude of marine primary production (PP) is projected to change in response to future climate variability and the changes in PP will also influence the structure and dynamic of the marine ecosystem and food web interaction. Studies have shown that the global PP appears to have decreased over the past several decades, the PP is expected to decrease in the mid-latitudinal marginal seas. However, the challenges in understanding and predicting PP in response to climate variability is quite complex, particularly the change of PP in the SCM is not well addressed. In this study, we examined characteristics (thickness, depth, and peak) of SCM in the midlatitudinal marginal seas which include East Seas, East China Sea, and Yellow Sea. We also analyzed how thephysical factors (temperature, salinity, sigma-t, etc.) affect the SCM variability using the in-situ data collected from CTD profiler. Our results showed that the depth of SCM layers highly correlates with MLD, as SCM being formed at or above the base of the thermocline. As global warming continues, stratification will be strengthened which will alter the depth and density gradient of the thermocline. This, in turn, will change the formation and depth of SCM and subsequently primary productivity of the upper mixed layer ocean. In this context, we will also discuss the further implication of such potential changes in SCM dynamics in the mid-latitudinal marginal seave shown that the global PP appears to have decreased over the past several decades, the PP is expected to decrease in the mid-latitudinal marginal seas. However, the challenges in understanding and predicting PP in response to climate variability is quite complex, particularly the change of PP in the SCM is not well addressed. In this study, we examined characteristics (thickness, depth, and peak) of SCM in the midlatitudinal marginal seas which include East Seas, East China Sea, and Yellow Sea. We also analyzed how thephysical factors (temperature, salinity, sigma-t, etc.) affect the SCM variability using the in-situ data collected from CTD profiler. Our results showed that the depth of SCM layers highly correlates with MLD, as SCM being formed at or above the base of the thermocline. As global warming continues, stratification will be strengthened which will alter the depth and density gradient of the thermocline. This, in turn, will change the formation and depth of SCM and subsequently primary productivity of the upper mixed layer ocean. In this context, we will also discuss the further implication of such potential changes in SCM dynamics in the mid-latitudinal marginal se
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/23947
Bibliographic Citation
3rd PICES/ICES Early Career Scientist Conference, pp.91, 2017
Publisher
PICES/ICES
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
PICES/ICES
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Research Interests

upper ocean dynamics,regional climate modeling,ocean climate change,해양상층역학,지역기후모델링,해양기후변화

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