JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

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[E] Poster

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

[A-OS24] Exploring new frontiers of oceanic mixing research in the next decade

convener:Toshiyuki Hibiya(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo), Ichiro Yasuda(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo), Lakshmi Kantha(Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA)

[AOS24-P02] Role of the vertical mixing in the bottom water warming in a new ocean state estimate using tidally induced mixing parameterization

*Satoshi Osafune1, Shuhei Masuda1, Nozomi Sugiura1, Toshimasa Doi1, Tadashi Hemmi1 (1.Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

Keywords:vertical mixing, data assimilation, bottom water warming

Decadal repeat of modern, high-quality, full-depth, hydrographic section observation has revealed the basin-wide warming of the bottom water in the Pacific Ocean, which cannot be neglected for precise estimation of the global heat balance. An ocean state estimate has shown that surface warming around Antarctica can remotely induce bottom water warming in the northern North Pacific through the propagation of internal Kelvin and Rossby waves more quickly than expected from the thermohaline circulation timescale. However, this wave response must depend on the background structures of density and temperature, which are determined by a balance between advection and diffusion. We investigated the bottom water warming in our new ocean state estimate that uses vertical mixing schemes based on well-known tidal energy distribution and discuss the mechanism especially focusing on the role of the vertical mixing.