Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[E] Poster

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 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

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)

[AOS12-P03] Reproduction of iron-rich intermediate water in the Sea of Okhotsk by high resolution biogeochemical model.

*Hatsumi Nishikawa1, Humio Mitsudera1, Hiroshi Yoshinari2, Takuya Nakanowatari3, Tomohiro Nakamura1, Keisuke Uchimoto4, Hiroyasu Hasumi5 (1.Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, 2.National Institute for Environmental Studies, 3.Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, 4.Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth, 5.Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo)

Keywords:High-resolution modeling, Iron-rich intermediate water, Ligand concentration

Recent observation studies suggest that iron supply from sediment on the northwest continental shelf the Okhotsk Sea plays an important role for the subarctic primary production (e.g. Nishioka et al., 2013). Dense shelf water (DSW) takes up iron from sediment, thereby transporting iron into the Okhotsk Sea intermediate water. However, observational data is still limited.

To clarify detailed structure of iron circulation in the North Pacific, we develop the high-resolution biogeochemical model. However, our model did not reproduce high iron concentration in the intermediate water the Sea of Okhotsk. We use biogeochemical model developed by Parekh et al. (2005). They set the value of total ligand concentration to constant value in all place. Recent observations, however, suggest that ligand concentration varies with sea area and depth. Then, we conducted a new experiment with the ligand concentration changed in the vertical direction. The iron concentration intermediate water of the new experiment becaame higher than before.