Simulation of the mixed layer in the western equatorial Pacific warm pool SCOPUS KCI OTHER

Title
Simulation of the mixed layer in the western equatorial Pacific warm pool
Author(s)
Jang, C.J.; Noh, Y.
KIOST Author(s)
Jang, Chan Joo(장찬주)
Publication Year
2002-06
Abstract
The upper ocean in the western equatorial Pacific warm pool during TOGA-COARE IMET IOP was simulated using a one-dimensional turbulence closure ocean mixed-layer model, which considered recent observations, such as the remarkable enhancement of turbulent kinetic energy near the ocean surface. The shoaling/deepening of the mixed layer and warming/cooling subsurface water in the model were in reasonable agreement with the observations. There was a significant improvement in simulating the cooling trend of the sea surface temperature under a westerly wind burst with heavy rainfall over previous simulations using bulk mixed-layer models. By contrast, the simulated sea surface salinity (SSS) departed significantly from the observed SSS, especially during a westerly burst and the subsequent restratification period, which might be due to 3-D control processes, such as downwelling/upwelling or advection.
ISSN
1598-141X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/5776
DOI
10.4217/OPR.2002.24.2.135
Bibliographic Citation
Ocean and Polar Research, v.24, no.2, pp.135 - 146, 2002
Publisher
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
Keywords
Cooling trend; Mixed-layer model; SSS; SST; Warm pool
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
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Research Interests

upper ocean dynamics,regional climate modeling,ocean climate change,해양상층역학,지역기후모델링,해양기후변화

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