Mean flow and variability in the southwestern East Sea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Mean flow and variability in the southwestern East Sea
Author(s)
Chang, KI; Hogg, NG; Suk, MS; Byun, SK; Kim, YG; Kim, K
Publication Year
2002-12
Abstract
The Ulleung Basin is one of three deep basins that are contained within the East/Japan Sea. Current meter moorings have been maintained in this basin beginning in 1996. The data from these moorings are used to investigate the mean circulation pattern, variability of deep flows, and volume transports of major water masses in the Ulleung Basin with supporting hydrographic data and help from a high-resolution numerical model. The bottom water within the Ulleung Basin, which must enter through a constricted passage from the north, is found to circulate cyclonically-a pattern that seems prevalent throughout the East Sea. A strong current of about 6 cm s(-1) on average flows southward over the continental slope off the Korean coast underlying the northward East Korean Warm Current as part of the mean abyssal cyclonic circulation. Volume transports of the northward East Korean Warm Current, and southward flowing East Sea Intermediate Water and East Sea Proper Water are estimated to be 1.4 Sv (1 Sv = 10(-6) m(3) s(-1)), 0.8 Sv, and 3.0-4.0 Sv, respectively. Deep flow variability involves a wide range of time scales with no apparent seasonal variations, whereas the deep currents in the northern East Sea are known to be strongly seasonal. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0967-0637
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/5642
DOI
10.1016/S0967-0637(02)00120-6
Bibliographic Citation
DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART I-OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH PAPERS, v.49, no.12, pp.2261 - 2279, 2002
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Subject
PROPER WATER; JAPAN; OCEAN; TRANSPORT; BASIN
Keywords
current measurement; deep-water masses; deep currents; abyssal circulation; Ulleung Basin; East/Japan Sea
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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