3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
[AOS09-18] Searching 18.6 year tidal modulation impact in a global gridded ocean oxygen dataset with its improvements
Keywords:decadal variability, biogeochemistry, climate variability and change
The present study aims to understand the impacts of 18.6 year tidal mixing modulation in the ocean oxygen field more systematically than the previous studies did by analyzing a global gridded dataset of dissolved oxygen concentration. A preliminary analysis using the dataset used by Ito et al. (2017 GRL) for upper 1,000 m indicates that the 18.6 year variation of oxygen concentration also occurs in regions where previous studies did not reported tidal modulation influence, including a region near the Izu-Ogasawa Ridge. In order to obtain the better spatial and temporal coverage, the dataset is and will be improved with two steps. One is to expand its vertical coverage to the top 1,000 m to 6,000 m, and the other is to use the latest version of the World Ocean Database released in September 2018. The first step has been completed, and the second step is planned to be completed in this summer. At the presentation, the analysis results based on the latest gridded dataset will be shown.