Relationship between Interannual Variability of Phytoplankton and Tropical Cyclones in the Western North Pacific SCOPUS KCI

Title
Relationship between Interannual Variability of Phytoplankton and Tropical Cyclones in the Western North Pacific
Author(s)
Park, Jong Yeon; Kug, Jong Seong; Park, Ji Soo; Jang, ChanVJoo
KIOST Author(s)
Jang, Chan Joo(장찬주)
Publication Year
2012-03
Abstract
We investigated the interannual relationship between chlorophyll concentrations in the western North Pacific and tropical cyclones (TCs) in the western North Pacific by analyzing data collected for >12 years. Despite the short-term scale (2~3 weeks) in the contribution of tropical cyclones to phytoplankton, the current study revealed that the long-term chlorophyll variability in the western North Pacific is profoundly related to long-term variability in the frequency of TCs. It was also found that the Pacific decadal oscillation (PDO) tends to control such relationships between the 2 bio-physical systems. This result suggests a significant climatic relationship between TC activity and marine phytoplankton, and also suggests the possibility of more accurate estimations of primary production in the western North Pacific.
ISSN
1598-141X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/3611
Bibliographic Citation
Ocean and Polar Research, v.34, no.1, pp.29 - 35, 2012
Publisher
한국해양과학기술원
Keywords
phytoplankton; chlorophyll; tropical cyclone; Western North Pacific
Type
Article
Language
English
Publisher
한국해양과학기술원
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Research Interests

upper ocean dynamics,regional climate modeling,ocean climate change,해양상층역학,지역기후모델링,해양기후변화

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