Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[E] Poster

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

[A-OS08] ECS-Kuroshio and Ryukyu Current System -Observation, modeling and theory-

Wed. May 29, 2019 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Hirohiko Nakamura(Kagoshima University, Faculy of Fisheries), Xiao-Hua Zhu(Second Institute of Oceanography)

[AOS08-P03] Bottom Pressure in the East China Sea -Observation and modeling

*Hua Zheng1, Xiao-Hua Zhu1, Hirohiko Nakamura2, Jae-Hun Park3, Chanhyung Jeon4, Ruixiang Zhao1, Ayako Nishina2, Chuanzheng Zhang1, Hanna Na5, Ze-Nan Zhu1, Hong Sik Min6 (1.Second Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources, China, 2.Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan, 3.Department of Ocean Sciences, Inha University, Incheon, South Kore, 4.Department of Marine Science and Biological Engineering, Inha University, Incheon, Korea, 5.School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 6.Ocean Circulation and Climate Research Center, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Busan, Korea)

A two-year ocean bottom pressure record acquired between June 2015 and June 2017 observed by two pressure-recording inverted echo sounders (PIESs) and five current and pressure-recording inverted echo sounders (CPIESs) deployed along a section southwest of the Kerama Gap showed a significant 21-day variability. This 21-day bottom pressure variability (Pbot21) was particularly strong from July 2016 to January 2017, and it showed a squared coherence of 0.72 with wind stress curl around the Yangtze estuary in the East China Sea (ECS) during this period with a nearly 3-day time lag. A barotropic ocean model demonstrated the generation, spread, and dissipation of Pbot21. The modeling results showed that the Pbot21 was driven by wind stress curl on the continental shelf of the ECS, where depths are shallower than 100 m, and spread southeastward to the Ryukyu Island Chain (RIC). The Pbot21 was generated and remained on the shallow continental shelf, and only little power spread toward the RIC; thus, whether the signal could be observed by the mooring array was related to where it was generated. Significant Pbot21 was generated southeast of the Yangtze estuary and measured by the mooring array from July 2016 to January 2017. However, Pbot21 generated northeast of the Yangtze estuary, far from the mooring section, from January 2016 to April 2016 was exhausted before reaching the mooring array due to the long distance. It is suggested that the spatial pattern of 21-day wind stress curl over the ECS strongly influences Pbot21 near the RIC.