JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

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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-P04] The Pathways and Timescales of Indonesian Throughflow

*ISKANDAR MOCHAMAD RIZA1, Toshio Suga1, Kelvin John Richards2, Hideharu Sasaki3 (1.Graduate School of Sciences, Tohoku University, 2.International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii, 3.Application Laboratory, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

Keywords:Indonesian Throughflow, Lagrangian framework, OFES2

The major of Indonesian Throughflow (ITF) pathways are divided into two main routes, they are the western and eastern pathways. The properties differences of ocean circulation from these two pathways were examined by using Lagrangian particles in the high-resolution ocean model. The daily and monthly data fields also applied in the Lagrangian framework to see the discrepancies of the flows and crossing time. The particles originating from Mindanao need less than ~3 months to reach Makassar Strait and the same time needed to leave this strait to the southern end of Makassar Strait. The particles mostly flow out to the Indian Ocean via Timor Passages, Ombai Strait and Lombok Strait and associated with the upper ocean pathways. The eastern path originated from the north and south equator. The particles leaving the Lifamatola Strait to reach the Banda Sea and coming from the inflow both have broad of crossing time from ~3 months to ~1 year. The eastern path is concentrated in the 500-1000m depth range. Timor passages show as the strongest currents in the outflow channel in the eastern path. The application of the monthly fields in the Lagrangian framework shows the larger number of particles crossing the threshold section associated with the Lagrangian transport and faster crossing time