Accession Number:

ADA551593

Title:

Japan (East) Sea Dynamics Using Numerical Models With 1/8 degrees to 1/64 degrees Resolution

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS DETACHMENT STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEAN DYNAMICS AND PREDICTION BRANCH

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Investigate JapanEast Sea circulation dynamics with a hybrid isopycnalsigma generalized coordinate ocean model, and to verify numerical results via model-data comparisons. Investigate JapanEast Sea circulation dynamics in a systematic and progressive fashion using a sequence of increasingly complex ocean models and model-data comparisons. Investigate the impact of upper ocean - topographical coupling and isopycnal outcropping on the mean pathways of the major current systems. Also, to assess the impact of different wind forcing on the JES circulation, with emphasis on the branching of the Tsushima Warm Current TWC. Interannual simulations with multiple realizations differing only in their initial states are used to investigate interannual variability and deterministic vs. nondeterministic flow instabilities responses to daily wind forcing.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE