[ACG36-P08] The changing effect of the CP and EP types of El Niño in the South China Sea
Keywords:heat content, CP El Niño, EP El Niño, South China Sea
In this study, surface wind, precipitation, sea level press, air temperature, sea surface temperature and multiple satellite datasets has been used to analyze the interannual variations in the South China Sea. We estimate various thermal variability and indentify how well the two types of El Niño are influences on climate changes in the South China Sea. The composite for the EP El Niño events indicates a strong increase in the sea surface temperature anomaly over the South China Sea region. During the EP El Niño, the strength of the SST anomalies increases by as much as 0.4°C. However the decrease SST can be found in most part of the South China Sea during the CP El Niño.