Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

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[EJ] Poster

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 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, 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)

[AOS13-P02] Dissolved organic carbon in the Indonesian Throughflow

*Masahito Shigemitsu1, Chisato Yoshikawa1, Masahide Wakita1, Akihiko Murata1 (1.Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

Keywords:Dissolved Organic Carbon, Indian Ocean, Indonesian Throughflow

Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) is considered to be an important reservoir of reduced carbon in the ocean. In this study, we aimed to gain insights into the amount of DOC transported via the Indonesian throughflow from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean. To this end, we measure DOC concentrations for the seawater samples obtained in a revisit cruise along World Ocean Circulation Experiment-Hydrographic Programme (WHP) line I10 between Indonesia and Australia, from December 2015 to January 2016. The repeatability of DOC is ~1.0 μmol kg-1. Along the I10 line, DOC concentrations range from ~38μmol kg-1 in the deep waters to ~80μmol kg-1 in the shallow waters. The Indonesian Throughflow Waters are observed as the fresh surface and intermediate waters. In the intermediate waters, DOC concentrations are slightly higher compared to those in the other intermediate waters. The net transport along the line into the Indian Ocean is estimated to be ~9-~18 Sv, using several estimates of geostrophic velocity. In the presentation, we will discuss the transport of DOC from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean.