Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

Presentation information

[E] Oral

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

[A-OS12] Marine ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles: theory, observation and modeling

Mon. May 27, 2019 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 302 (3F)

convener:Shin-ichi Ito(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo), Takafumi Hirata(Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University), Enrique N Curchitser(Rutgers University New Brunswick), Eileen E Hofmann(Old Dominion University), Chairperson:Shin-Ichi Ito(The University of Tokyo)

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM

[AOS12-01] Projected coastal hypoxia in a coupled bio-physical model of the California Current System.

★Invited Papers

*Enrique N Curchitser1, Raphael Dussin1,2, Charles Stock3, Nicoals van Oostende4 (1.Rutgers University New Brunswick, 2.Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, 3.NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, 4.Princeton University)

Recent observations have shown an increase of the hypoxic area on the shelf in the California upwelling system. Climate projections suggest this increase would continue over the 21st century. However, the low-resolution ocean component of today’s climate models in this region are hampered by the flawed representation of upwelling and coastal processes.To achieve a more realistic solution, we ported the NOAA-GFDL biogeochemical model COBALT into the regional ocean model ROMS permitting a seamless representation of the biogeochemistry across scales. With the 7km California Current implementation, we carry out sensitivity experiments for the projected changes in biogeochemical and physical drivers of coastal hypoxia : oxygen and nutrients in source waters, solubility and upwelling-favorable wind. We describe here the results obtained and assess the relative impact of drivers of coastal hypoxia in this system.