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An estimate of the cross-frontal transport at the shelf break of the East China Sea with the Finite Volume Coastal Ocean Model

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dc.contributor.author Isobe, Atsuhiko
dc.contributor.author Beardsley, Robert C.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-04-14T14:21:33Z
dc.date.available 2006-04-14T14:21:33Z
dc.date.issued 2006-03-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/875
dc.description Author Posting. © American Geophysical Union, 2006. This article is posted here by permission of American Geophysical Union for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Geophysical Research 111 (2006): C03012, doi:10.1029/2005JC003290. en
dc.description.abstract The Finite Volume Coastal Ocean Model (FVCOM) is used to estimate the onshore cross-frontal transport at the shelf break of the East China Sea. Boundary conditions of FVCOM are provided by the Princeton Ocean Model simulating ocean currents in the Yellow Sea and East China Sea realistically. One advantage of this study is that the unstructured triangular cell grid of FVCOM resolves complex bottom topography that may trigger Kuroshio frontal waves. It is anticipated that these nonlinear frontal waves enhance the exchange of seawater between the Kuroshio and shelf regions. Kuroshio frontal waves in the model are excited around the location where the bottom slope changes abruptly, and have the phase speed and amplitude consistent with those observed in the East China Sea. In addition, the model reproduces the onshore transport associated with growing frontal waves in the upper and lower layers. On the basis of passive tracer experiments, the annually averaged onshore-transport integrated along the shelf break is estimated to be 0.85 × 106 m3/s. en
dc.description.sponsorship This study was carried out when A. I. stayed at WHOI with the grant of Overseas Advanced Educational Research Practice Support Program supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Japan. In addition, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science supported this study through Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher American Geophysical Union
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2005JC003290
dc.subject East China Sea en
dc.subject Kuroshio frontal wave en
dc.subject Cross-frontal transport en
dc.subject FVCOM en
dc.title An estimate of the cross-frontal transport at the shelf break of the East China Sea with the Finite Volume Coastal Ocean Model en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1029/2005JC003290


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