Analysis of characteristics in the sea surface temperature variability in the East/Japan Sea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Analysis of characteristics in the sea surface temperature variability in the East/Japan Sea
Author(s)
Yeh, Sang-Wook; Park, Young-Gyu; Min, HongSik; Kim, Cheol-Ho; Lee, Jae-Hak
KIOST Author(s)
Park, Young Gyu(박영규)Lee, Jae Hak(이재학)
Publication Year
2010-06
Abstract
We examine the characteristics of sea surface temperature (SST) variability in the East/Japan Sea (EJS) for the period of 1891-2005 using 1 degrees x 1 degrees latitude and longitude resolution datasets from the Japan Meteorological Agency and the Hadley Centre. A significant warming trend that manifests itself more strongly over the southern part of the sea is observed. In addition, it is found in the EJS that warming during the boreal winter is more significant than that during the summer. The EJS SST index, obtained from the time series of monthly SST anomaly averaged over the western half of the EJS, where large SST anomaly standard deviation is observed, has a primary spectral density at a frequency longer than a decade and a secondary peak at the annual frequency band. The variability of the low-frequency EJS SST, which is mostly explained by that during winter, is characterized by significant warming from the early 1940s to the late 1940s and from the mid-1980s to the present. Between the two warming periods, the EJS SST variability is dominated by decadal fluctuations. Finally, we discuss possible mechanisms of the low frequency EJS SST variability in conjunction with atmospheric variability. When the northwesterly winter monsoon becomes weaker (stronger), less (greater) amount of cold air is advected to the EJS. Sensible heat loss from the sea to the air becomes smaller (greater) producing a warm (cold) SST anomaly. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0079-6611
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/4086
DOI
10.1016/j.pocean.2010.03.001
Bibliographic Citation
PROGRESS IN OCEANOGRAPHY, v.85, no.3-4, pp.213 - 223, 2010
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Subject
JAPAN SEA; NORTH PACIFIC; WATER TEMPERATURE; REGIME SHIFTS; MARGINAL SEA; CLIMATE; OCEAN; OSCILLATION; ANOMALIES; DATASET
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Review
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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