Effects of the Changjiang river discharge on sea surface warming in the Yellow and East China Seas in summer SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Effects of the Changjiang river discharge on sea surface warming in the Yellow and East China Seas in summer
Author(s)
Park, Taewook; Jang, Chan Joo; Jungclaus, Johann H.; Haak, Helmuth; Park, Wonsun; Oh, Im Sang
KIOST Author(s)
Jang, Chan Joo(장찬주)
Publication Year
2011-01-15
Abstract
This study explores the effects of the Changjiang (also called the Yangtze River) river discharge (CRD) on the density stratifications and associated sea surface temperature (SST) changes using a global ocean general circulation model with regional focus on the Yellow and East China Seas (YECS). It is found that CRD increases the SST in summer through a barrier layer (BL) formation that tends to enhance stratification at the mixed layer base, and thus reduces both vertical mixing and entrainment. This process is effective, particularly in August, after the CRD reaches its maximum in July. The SST difference between the composites of flood and drought years confirms that the surface warming is related to surface freshening by the CRD. This result suggests that the BL induced by the CRD is an important contributor to the surface heat budget in the YECS. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0278-4343
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/3921
DOI
10.1016/j.csr.2010.10.012
Bibliographic Citation
CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH, v.31, no.1, pp.15 - 22, 2011
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Subject
TROPICAL ATLANTIC; DILUTED WATER; MIXED-LAYER; OCEAN CIRCULATION; BARRIER LAYER; YANGTZE-RIVER; HEAT-BUDGET; SALINITY; MODEL; VARIABILITY
Keywords
Changjiang river discharge; Sea surface warming; Barrier layer; Vertical stratification; Yellow and East China Seas
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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Research Interests

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

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