Stability of the Kuroshio path with respect to glacial sea level lowering SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Stability of the Kuroshio path with respect to glacial sea level lowering
Author(s)
Lee, Kyung Eun; Lee, Ho Jin; Park, Jae-Hun; Chang, Yuan-Pin; Ikehara, Ken; Itaki, Takuya; Kwon, Hyun Kyung
Publication Year
2013-01-28
Abstract
We investigate the changes of the Kuroshio Current in the East China Sea during the last glacial maximum, based on numerical experiments using an ocean model and geochemical analyses of marine sediments. Our numerical experimental results indicate that there was little effect of sea-level change on the path of the Kuroshio during the glacial period. Geochemical proxy records of marine sediment cores recovered from inside and outside the Okinawa Trough (OT) show no significant difference in glacial sea surface temperature and planktonic foraminiferal delta O-18 between the OT and the Ryukyu forearc. This indicates that the glacial sea surface temperature and salinity were almost the same inside and outside the OT. Hence, during the glacial period, Kuroshio water most likely intruded into the OT and flowed along the shelf break until it drained out through the Tokara Strait. Citation: Lee, K. E., H. J. Lee, J.-H. Park, Y.-P. Chang, K. Ikehara, T. Itaki, and H. K. Kwon (2013), Stability of the Kuroshio path with respect to glacial sea level lowering, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 392-396, doi:10.1002/grl.50102.
ISSN
0094-8276
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/3276
DOI
10.1012/grl.50102
Bibliographic Citation
GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, v.40, no.2, pp.392 - 396, 2013
Publisher
AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION
Subject
EAST CHINA SEA; PLANKTONIC-FORAMINIFERA; OCEAN; PACIFIC; VARIABILITY; MODEL; CALIBRATION; BOUNDARY; CLIMATE; KYUSHU
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION
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