Thermohaline Front structure in the southern Yellow Sea in Winter

Title
Thermohaline Front structure in the southern Yellow Sea in Winter
Author(s)
이석; 오경희; 이흥재; 조철호; 송규민
KIOST Author(s)
Lee, Seok(이석)Oh, Kyung-Hee(오경희)Cho, Cheol Ho(조철호)Song, Kyu Min(송규민)
Publication Year
2013-04-30
Abstract
A thermohaline front between the warm and saline Cheju Warm Current Water and the cold and fresh Yellow Sea Cold Water is formed in the southern Yellow Sea in winter. It is well-known the northward intrusion of the warm and saline water by the strong northerly wind. Observation results in 2003, however, show the westward flow along the front of east-west direction. It is occurred by the thermal wind effect because the denser Cheju Warm Current Water is under the lower Yellow Sea Cold Water/Korea Coastal Water. The front between the two water masses is maintained relatively stable due to the double-diffusion layering process, even though there is strong tidal currents. The westward flow along the front will be influence on the root of northwestward inflow into the Yellow Sea known as the Yellow Sea Warm Current. by the strong northerly wind. Observation results in 2003, however, show the westward flow along the front of east-west direction. It is occurred by the thermal wind effect because the denser Cheju Warm Current Water is under the lower Yellow Sea Cold Water/Korea Coastal Water. The front between the two water masses is maintained relatively stable due to the double-diffusion layering process, even though there is strong tidal currents. The westward flow along the front will be influence on the root of northwestward inflow into the Yellow Sea known as the Yellow Sea Warm Current.
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/27107
Bibliographic Citation
The 17th PAMS meeting, pp.184 - 189, 2013
Publisher
PAMS
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
PAMS
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Research Interests

Ocean circulation,Dynamics of ocean surface currents by HF Radar and drifters,Real-time ocean monitoring,해양순환,고주파레이다와 표류부이를 활용한 표층해류관측 및 연구,실시간 해양 모니터링

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