The temporal and spatial variability of the Yellow Sea Cold Water Mass in the southeastern Yellow Sea, 2009-2011 SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
The temporal and spatial variability of the Yellow Sea Cold Water Mass in the southeastern Yellow Sea, 2009-2011
Author(s)
Oh, Kyung-Hee; Lee, Seok; Song, Kyu-Min; Lie, Heung-Jae; Kim, Young-Taeg
KIOST Author(s)
Oh, Kyung-Hee(오경희)Lee, Seok(이석)Song, Kyu Min(송규민)
Publication Year
2013-09
Abstract
The Yellow Sea Cold Water Mass (YSCWM) is one of the important water mass in the Yellow Sea (YS). It is distributed in the lower layer in the Yellow Sea central trough with the temperature less than 10A degrees C and the salinity lower than 33.0. To understand the variability of the YSCWM, the hydrographic data obtained in April and August during 2009-2011 are analyzed in the southeastern Yellow Sea. In August 2011, relatively warm and saline water compared with that in 2009 and 2010 was detected in the lower layer in the Yellow Sea central area. Although the typhoon passed before the cruise, the salinity in the Yellow Sea central trough is much higher than the previous season. It means that the saline event cannot be explained by the typhoon but only by the intrusion of saline water during the previous winter. In April 2011, actually, warm and saline water (T > 10A degrees C, S > 34) was observed in the deepest water depth of the southeastern area of the Yellow Sea. The wind data show that the northerly wind in 2011 winter is stronger than in 2009 and 2010 winter season. The strong northerly wind can trigger the intrusion of warm and saline Yellow Sea Warm Current. Therefore, it is proposed that the strong northerly wind in winter season leads to the intrusion of the Yellow Sea Warm Current into the Yellow Sea central trough and influenced a variability of the YSCW Min summer.
ISSN
0253-505X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/3105
DOI
10.1007/s13131-013-0346-9
Bibliographic Citation
ACTA OCEANOLOGICA SINICA, v.32, no.9, pp.1 - 10, 2013
Publisher
SPRINGER
Keywords
Yellow Sea Cold Water Mass; interannual variation; saline event; atmosphere variability; Yellow Sea
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
SPRINGER
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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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