Seasonal Variation of Freshwater Budget in the Yellow and East China Seas Simulated from an Ocean General Circulation Model SCIE SCOPUS KCI

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Title
Seasonal Variation of Freshwater Budget in the Yellow and East China Seas Simulated from an Ocean General Circulation Model
Author(s)
Park, Taewook; Jang, Chan Joo
KIOST Author(s)
Jang, Chan Joo(장찬주)
Publication Year
2012-03
Abstract
This study investigates a freshwater budget in the Yellow and East China Seas (YECS) using a global ocean general circulation model with a regional focus on the YECS. A freshwater budget analysis finds that major freshwater contributors over the YECS change seasonally. In summer, freshwater inflow from Changjiang and positive precipitation minus evaporation (P-E) dominates freshwater outflow across the boundaries around the YECS, resulting in net freshwater gain in the YECS. In winter, evaporation, intensified by strong winds, dominates freshwater inflow from Changjiang and precipitation, while net freshwater transport across the boundaries around the YECS is negligible, causing freshwater loss in total over the YECS. Although P-E has often been assumed to be negligible by supposing that the annual mean of precipitation is nearly equal to that of evaporation, this study suggests that P-E needs to be included in the seasonal freshwater budget in the YECS.
ISSN
1738-5261
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/3624
DOI
10.1007/s12601-012-0005-7
Bibliographic Citation
OCEAN SCIENCE JOURNAL, v.47, no.1, pp.51 - 59, 2012
Publisher
KOREA OCEAN RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INST
Keywords
freshwater budget; global ocean general circulation model; seasonal variation; Yellow and East China Seas
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
KOREA OCEAN RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INST
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Research Interests

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

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