Flow through the Ulleung Interplain Gap in the East Sea

Title
Flow through the Ulleung Interplain Gap in the East Sea
Author(s)
장경일; 석문식; 변상경; 전동철; 김윤배; 황상철; 장영석
Publication Year
2002-11-14
Abstract
The paper describes results of long-term deep current measurements in the Ulleung Interplain Gap (UIG) which is a major conduit for deep water exchanges between the Japan and Ulleung Basins (UB). Deep currents in the central UIG below 400 m are persistently into the UB with a mean speed of 1~2 cm/s that evidences the deep inflow from the Japan Basin to the UB. Bottom intensification and mesoscale current fluctuations with periods of 20~50 days characterize the observed deep flow. Although an accurate estimation of the influx of deep water is hampered by a limited sampling, the observed long-term currents suggest a net influx into the UB that could result in a substantial deep diapycnal mixing in the UB and drive the observed mean deep cyclonic circulation of the UB.
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/32405
Bibliographic Citation
Proceedings of the Autumn Meeting, 2002 of the Korean Society of Oceanography, pp.41 - 45, 2002
Publisher
한국해양학회
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
한국해양학회
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