Temporal and spatial variability of the Yellow Sea Cold Water Mass in the southeastern Yellow Sea, 2009 to 2011

Title
Temporal and spatial variability of the Yellow Sea Cold Water Mass in the southeastern Yellow Sea, 2009 to 2011
Author(s)
오경희; 이석; 송규민; 김경옥; 조철호; 이흥재
KIOST Author(s)
Oh, Kyung-Hee(오경희)Lee, Seok(이석)Song, Kyu Min(송규민)Kim, Kyeong Ok(김경옥)Cho, Cheol Ho(조철호)
Publication Year
2012-05-31
Abstract
We analyzed hydrographic data obtained during 2009-2011 to understand the spatiotemporal variation of the Yellow Sea Cold Water Mass (YSCWM) in the southeastern Yellow Sea. In April 2011, warm and saline water (T>10℃, S>34 psu) occupied the deepest water depths in the southeastern area of the Yellow Sea. This distinct warm and saline event was induced by strong northerly wind of the previous winter which triggered the intrusion of warm, saline water of Kuroshio origin from the East China Sea to the Yellow Sea. In August 2011, relatively warm and saline water was also detected in the lower layer near the central area of the Yellow Sea. The saline event of August 2011 cannot be explained by the typhoon but only by the intrusion of saline waters during the previous winter. We conclude that the properties of the YSCWM are mainly determined during the previous winter and then modified by the intrusion of warm and saline water in spring.
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/27758
Bibliographic Citation
한국해양과학기술협의회, pp.141 - 145, 2012
Publisher
한국해양학회
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
한국해양학회
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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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