11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
[ACG38-10] Radar-derived Fresh water flux and its possible impact to the oceanic stratification observed during the Years of the Maritime Continent (YMC)
Keywords:fresh water flux, oceanic near-surface stratification, YMC (Years of the Maritime Continent)
The continuous dataset from C-band polarimetric radar is converted to the rainrate (i.e. fresh water flux) by utilizing the data from disdrometers and raingauges. The estimated fresh water flux is compared to the oceanic near-surface stratifications measured by the unmanned surface vehicle “wave glider”. The observed salinity at 0.2m and 6m depths differ under a precipitating event with weak wind (< 5 m/s). The event was followed by the strong wind (>10 m/s) precipitation. After the event, low salinity layer was captured down to 30~40 m depth for more than half days.