Modeling and Verification of the Subsurface Current Core of the Ryukyu Current SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Modeling and Verification of the Subsurface Current Core of the Ryukyu Current
Author(s)
You, Sung Hyup; Yoon, Jong Hwan; Kim, Cheol-Ho
Publication Year
2009-10
Abstract
In recent years, several observations based on direct current measurements and model simulations have been successful in detecting a northeastward undercurrent, "the Ryukyu Current", along the Pacific side of the Ryukyu Islands with a unique "subsurface northeastward current core" structure. The volume transport (20-25 Sv) of the Ryukyu current completes the volume transport budget (45-50 Sv) of the Kuroshio system. A Pacific Ocean circulation model based on the RIAM Ocean Model (RIAMOM) with 1/12 degrees horizontal resolution successfully reproduced the observed structures of the northeastward Ryukyu Current with a subsurface core at 500-600 m. A three-layer model simulation shows the existence of the Ryukyu Current and explains the mechanism of subsurface current maximum through blocking effect of bottom topography around the Ryukyu Islands.
ISSN
1017-0839
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/4247
DOI
10.3319/TAO.2008.10.09.01(Oc)
Bibliographic Citation
TERRESTRIAL ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC SCIENCES, v.20, no.5, pp.761 - 768, 2009
Publisher
CHINESE GEOSCIENCE UNION
Subject
NORTHEASTWARD CURRENT SOUTHEAST; INVERSE TECHNIQUE; MESOSCALE EDDIES; OKINAWA ISLAND; VARIABILITY; CIRCULATION; KUROSHIO; FALL
Keywords
Ryukyu current; Subsurface current core; RIAMOM; Three layer model
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
CHINESE GEOSCIENCE UNION
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