Water mass formation variability in the intermediate layer of the East Sea SCOPUS KCI

Title
Water mass formation variability in the intermediate layer of the East Sea
Author(s)
Min, H.S.; Kim, C.-H.
Publication Year
2006
Abstract
Long-term variability in the intermediate layer of the eastern Japan Basin has been investigated to understand the variability of water mass formation in the East Sea. The simultaneous decrease of temperature at shallower depths and oxygen increasing at deeper depths in the intermediate layer took place in the late 1960's and the mid-1980's. Records of winter sea surface temperatures and air temperatures showed that there were cold winters that persisted for several years during those periods. Therefore, it was assumed that a large amount of newly-formed water was supplied to the intermediate layer during those cold winters. Close analysis suggests that the formation of the Upper Portion of Proper Water occurred in the late 1960's and the Central Water in the mid-1980's.
ISSN
1738-5261
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/4936
DOI
10.1007/BF03020629
Bibliographic Citation
Ocean Science Journal, v.41, no.4, pp.255 - 260, 2006
Publisher
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
Subject
air temperature; intermediate water; long-term change; oxygen; sea surface temperature; water mass; winter; Pacific Ocean; Sea of Japan
Keywords
East Sea; Intermediate water mass; Long-term variability; Water mass formation; Water property
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
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