JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

Presentation information

[E] Oral

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

[A-OS22] Physical, chemical and biological processes and variability in the Indian Ocean

convener:Yukio Masumoto(Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo), Hiroaki Saito(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo)

[AOS22-06] The Mode Water formation in the South Indian Ocean

*Takuro Matsuta1, Yukio Masumoto1 (1.Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo)

Keywords:Counter Current, Mode Water, subduction, eddy

The low PV waters can induce Counter Currents through the baroclinic adjustment to Mode water intrusion in the subsurface. Mode Waters push up the upper thermocline and result in the density front. Since Counter Currents anchor SST fronts, they have great impacts on the air-sea interactions. Therefore, the spatial distribution of low PV pool is essential to understand the climate systems in the mid-lattidude. In this presentation, we show the 3D distributions of Mode Waters in the South Indian Ocean and its T-S properties using Argo data. Also, the formation sites of Mode Waters are investigated from virtual particle tracking.