An effect of ENSO on summer surface salinity in the Yellow and East China Seas SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
An effect of ENSO on summer surface salinity in the Yellow and East China Seas
Author(s)
Park, Taewook; Jang, Chan Joo; Kwon, Minho; Na, Hanna; Kim, Kwang-Yul
KIOST Author(s)
Jang, Chan Joo(장찬주)Kwon, Min Ho(권민호)
Publication Year
2015-01
Abstract
The Yellow and East China Seas (YECS) has been known to exhibit interannual variability in both physical and biological aspects, in relation with El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). This paper investigates the interannual variability of summer sea surface salinity (SSS) in the YECS and its linkage with ENSO, using a global ocean general circulation model (OGCM) with a regional focus on the YECS. The OGCM experiment reveals that the dominant interannual variability of the SSS in the YECS is attributed to a variability of the Changjiang river discharge (CRD). The variability of the CRD is linked to ENSO-related precipitation over the Changjiang river; when El Nino events occur in winter, precipitation over the Changjiang river increases in the rainy season of the following years. The increased precipitation in El Nino years results from enhanced southwesterly moisture flux from the South China Sea into southern China. Our finding suggests that ENSO-related precipitation in southern China contributes to the dominant interannual variability of the summer SSS in the YECS by modulating CRD. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0924-7963
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2562
DOI
10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.03.017
Bibliographic Citation
JOURNAL OF MARINE SYSTEMS, v.141, pp.122 - 127, 2015
Publisher
ELSEVIER
Subject
EL-NINO; CHLOROPHYLL-A; INDIAN-OCEAN; PACIFIC; RAINFALL; CIRCULATION; CLIMATE; MODEL; EOFS; SST
Keywords
Interannual sea salinity variability; Changjiang river discharge; El Nino-Southern Oscillation; Yellow and East China Seas
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article; Proceedings Paper
Publisher
ELSEVIER
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Research Interests

climate dynamics,climate prediction,기후역학,기후예측

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