Year-to-year variation of cold waters around the Korea Strait SCOPUS KCI

Title
Year-to-year variation of cold waters around the Korea Strait
Author(s)
Min, H.S.; Kim, Y.-H.; Kim, C.-H.
Publication Year
2006
Abstract
Year-to-year variation of bottom cold waters around the Korea Strait was investigated based on bottom temperatures measured by submarine telephone cable between Pusan, Korea and Hamada, Japan from 1982 to 1992. The characteristics of bottom temperatures could be divided into three different groups: the Korean side, the middle, and the Japanese side. Temperature drops in summer appeared in all the three regions implying the intrusion of cold waters into the Korea Strait. Significant decreases in the Korean side were observed in 1983, 1986, 1990, 1991, and 1992 when bottom temperatures were high in the middle. In contrast, bottom temperatures significantly decreased in the middle in 1985, 1988, and 1989 when the temperature drops in the Korean side were relatively small. This tendency for a negative relationship was also shown in the second mode of an EOF analysis. In the years when bottom temperatures significantly decreased in the Korean side, the cold water along the east coast of Korea expanded offshore and its temperature was low. On the contrary, cold water in the southern region of the Ulleung Basin developed in the years when bottom temperatures decreased considerably in the middle.
ISSN
1738-5261
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/4953
DOI
10.1007/BF03020626
Bibliographic Citation
Ocean Science Journal, v.41, no.4, pp.227 - 234, 2006
Publisher
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
Subject
bottom water; cold water; empirical analysis; submarine cable; water temperature; Asia; Eurasia; Far East; Korea; Korea Strait; Pacific Ocean; Pusan [South Korea]; Sea of Japan; South Korea; Ulleung Basin
Keywords
Bottom temperature; Cold water; Korea Strait; Ulleung Basin; Year-to-year variation
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
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