Tidal Effects on Intermediate Waters: A Case Study in the East/Japan Sea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Tidal Effects on Intermediate Waters: A Case Study in the East/Japan Sea
Author(s)
Lee, Ho Jin; Park, Jae-Hun; Wimbush, Mark; Jung, Kyung Tae; Jang, Chan Joo; Cho, Yang-Ki; Seo, Young-Kyo; Nam, Jong Ho
KIOST Author(s)
Jang, Chan Joo(장찬주)
Publication Year
2011-01
Abstract
Although tides are believed to be the most important source for diapycnal mixing in the ocean, few studies have directly simulated open-ocean circulation including tides. Because the East/Japan Sea (EJS) has been considered to be a "miniature ocean," tidal effects on the intermediate water of the EJS are investigated by using an eddy-resolving ocean general circulation model that can take account of M-2 and K-1 tides as well as oceanic flows. The simulated temperature and salinity in the intermediate layer are significantly improved by including tides. The improvement results from the combined effect of two internal tides. The M-2 internal tide, propagating into the interior of the EJS, enhances vertical mixing and brings watermass characteristics closer to those observed. The K-1 internal tide, trapped along the coast, induces southwestward flow along the Russian coast in the upper layer and thereby enhances the so-called Liman Current, which transports fresh waters with density conducive to the ventilation of intermediate waters in the EJS.
ISSN
0022-3670
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/3893
DOI
10.1175/2010JPO4510.1
Bibliographic Citation
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY, v.41, no.1, pp.234 - 240, 2011
Publisher
AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC
Subject
GENERAL-CIRCULATION; JAPAN/EAST-SEA; MODEL; SIMULATION; TIDES
Keywords
Currents; Intermediate waters; Ocean models; Tides; Water masses/storage
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC
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Research Interests

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

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