Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

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[EJ] Oral

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-OS Ocean Sciences & Ocean Environment

[A-OS13] Physical, biogeochemical, and ecological aspects and their mutual relations in the Indian Ocean

Tue. May 22, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 104 (1F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Yukio Masumoto(Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo), Hiroaki Saito(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo), Iwao Ueki(国立研究開発法人海洋研究開発機構), Chairperson:Masumoto Yukio

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

[AOS13-02] Coastal Upwelling Events along the Southern Coast of Java during the 2008 Positive Indian Ocean Dipole

*Takanori Horii1, Iwao Ueki1, Kentaro Ando1 (1.Research and Development Center for Global Change (RCGC), Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC))

Keywords:Coastal Upwelling, Java, Argo Float

Using data by an Argo float, we investigated ocean temperature and salinity variation along the southern coast of Java. In 2008, a positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) event started to develop in late April and negative SST anomalies appeared south of Java from May to September. In July-August 2008, an Argo float approached Java coast and successfully observed vertical structure of temperature and salinity within 100 km from the coast. Two intraseasonal-scale temperature cooling events with pronounced upward movements of thermocline were observed by the float. During the temperature cooling events, local SST cooling, local sea level lowering, upward expansion of high salinity water, and anomalous southeasterly alongshore winds were also observed. On the cooling event in August, vertical velocity estimated by the anomalous wind stress agreed well with the observed thermocline variation. These results suggest that the Argo float captured the vertical structure of intraseasonal coastal upwelling event south of Java, which was enhanced by the 2008 positive IOD.