Interannual variation of freshwater transport and its causes in the Korea Strait: A modeling study SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Interannual variation of freshwater transport and its causes in the Korea Strait: A modeling study
Author(s)
Kim, Chang-Sin; Cho, Yang-Ki; Seo, Gwang-Ho; Choi, Byoung-Ju; Jung, Kyung Tae; Lee, Byeong-Gweon
Publication Year
2014-04
Abstract
The variability of freshwater transport in the Korea Strait (FTKS) affects the circulation and ecosystem of the East/Japan Sea. Numerical simulations using realistic surface forcing, Changjiang River discharge (CRD), and open boundary values were performed to quantify the interannual variation of FTKS and to investigate its underlying physical processes. The simulated salinity and volume transport, which determine the variability of FM, were verified by comparing with observations. Salinity played a more important role than volume transport in inducing the interannual variation of FIRS. FIRS has a positive correlation with CRD, difference between precipitation and evaporation (P-E), southeasterly wind, and freshwater transport in the Taiwan Strait (FIE). FIRS has its best correlation (0.62) with FITS. The correlations with CRD (025) and P-E (0.37) are weaker, probably due to wind stress. The southeasterly wind that drives Changjiang diluted water toward the Korea Strait by Ekman flow in the East China Sea has good correlation (0.51) with MS. The vertical structures of FIRS and its variability are more effectively affected by CRD and P-E in the surface layer, FITS in the middle layer, and the wind in the subsurface layer. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0924-7963
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2839
DOI
10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.01.007
Bibliographic Citation
JOURNAL OF MARINE SYSTEMS, v.132, pp.66 - 74, 2014
Publisher
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Subject
EAST CHINA SEAS; CHANGJIANG DILUTED WATER; YELLOW; DISCHARGE; OCEAN; RIVER; PARAMETERIZATION; SALINITY; SYSTEM; WIND
Keywords
Interannual variation; Freshwater transport; Korea Strait; Changjiang diluted water
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
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