The Warm Eddy in the East Korean Bight
- The Warm Eddy in the East Korean Bight
- Shin, C.-W.; Kim, C.; Byun, S.-K.
- KIOST Author(s)
- Shin, Chang Woong(신창웅)
- Sea surface temperature derived from infrared images of NOAA satellites showed a warm eddy in the East Korean Bight(EKB) or Donghan Man during the winter 1997-2000. To describe the warm eddy in the EKB, hydrographic data collected in 1934 and 1936 were also analyzed. The center of the warm eddy was located at about 39°N and 129°E. The temperature and salinity of the eddy was about 4.0°C and 34.0 psu, respectively, at 100 m depth. The eddy rotated anticyclonically with a geostrophic current speed of about 20 cm/s. The mean state calculated from the data of 1922-1960 showed the existence of a warm eddy over the EKB in winter. The eddy persists until late spring, and disappears from the previous location in summer-time, only to be seen again in autumn.
- Ocean and Polar Research, v.23, no.1, pp.1 - 10, 2001
- East Korean Bight; MCSST; Time variation of water characteristics; Warm eddy
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Ocean Circulation,Watermass Analysis,Climate Change,해양순환,수괴분석,기후변화
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