Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

Presentation information

[J] Oral

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

[A-OS16] Chemical and Biological Oceanography

Mon. May 27, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 303 (3F)

convener:Namiha Yamada(National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Sayaka Yasunaka(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Hiroaki Saito(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo), Chairperson:Tsuneo Ono(Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency), Naohiro Kosugi(気象研究所)

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

[AOS16-05] On the mechanism of significant increasing trend of silicate in intermediate layer of Oyashio region

*Tsuneo Ono1 (1.Fisheries Research and Education Agency)

Keywords:long-term trend, silicate, Oyashio, Okhotsk Sea

A large multi-decadal increasing trend of Silicate was found in the intermediate later of Oyashio region [Whitney et al., 2013]. The rate of silicate increase was significantly rather than those observed in other nutrients under the asamption of normal Redfield ratio, but mechanism of such large Si increase has long remaind unknown.
Here, I demonstrate that the observed silicate increase can be exprained by the facts that 1)Rapid warming of intermediate waters of Okhotsk Sea had deepen isopycnal surfaces and 2)this causes steep increase of silicate concentration in the water that mixes with Oyashio waters on a same density surface.