Recent warming in the Yellow/East China Sea during winter and the associated atmospheric circulation SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Recent warming in the Yellow/East China Sea during winter and the associated atmospheric circulation
Author(s)
Yeh, Sang-Wook; Kim, Cheol-Ho
Publication Year
2010-07-31
Abstract
We examine characteristics in the variability of sea surface temperature (SST) in the Yellow/East China Sea during the boreal winter (December-January-February) for the period 1950-2008 in observations. It is found that the mean SST in the Yellow Sea/East China Sea gradually increases during recent decades. A warming trend of a basin scale SST is significant in most of the regions in the Yellow/East Sea, which is well explained by the variability of the first empirical orthogonal function SST mode. We suggest one candidate mechanism that the North Pacific oscillation (NPO)-like sea level pressure play an important role to warm the Yellow/East China Sea. Anomalous anticyclonic circulation, which is the southern lobe of NPO-like sea level pressure over the North Pacific, causes a weakening of northerly mean winds over the Yellow/East China Sea during winter. This contributes to increase in the SST in the Yellow/East China Sea through the changes in the latent heat and sensible heat fluxes. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0278-4343
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/4062
DOI
10.1016/j.csr.2010.05.002
Bibliographic Citation
CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH, v.30, no.13, pp.1428 - 1434, 2010
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Keywords
Yellow/East China Sea; A warming trend; NPO-like sea level pressure
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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