Local Wind Forcing of Korea/Tsushima Strait Transport
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEANOGRAPHY DIV
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The wind forcing and transport response in the synoptic frequency band 2-20 days is examined through the KoreaTsushima Strait. The lagged correlation of transport to wind stress indicates southerly wind stress across the both the Yellow Sea and JapanEast Sea is related increased transport. A linear barotropic adjoint model indicates more directly where and at what time lag the wind stress is most important in determining the strait transport. Results indicate that the southerly wind stress across the JapanEast Sea off the Korea coast is most important in forcing the transport through the strait. The wind stress across the Yellow Sea is not dynamically linked to the strait transport. The wind stress information is carried through Kelvin waves that propagate to the strait from the JapanEast Sea, but away from the strait in the Yellow Sea.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography