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Freshening of the intermediate water of the South China Sea between the 1960s and the 1980s
Liu, CJ; Wang, DX; Chen, J; Du, Y; Xie, Q; dxwang@scsio.ac.cn
2012
Source PublicationCHINESE JOURNAL OF OCEANOLOGY AND LIMNOLOGY
ISSN0254-4059
Volume30Issue:6Pages:1010-1015
AbstractVariation in intermediate water salinity in the South China Sea (SCS) between the 1960s and 1980s was studied using historical hydrographic data. The results demonstrate that the water was significantly fresher in the 1980s than in the 1960s, indicating that vertical mixing at intermediate water depth was reduced in the 1980s. This was partially because of the change of the SCS meridional overturning circulation (MOC) connecting local intermediate water with deep water. Data assimilation showed a 0.5 Sv (1 Sv=10(6) m(3) /s) reduction in the strength of the MOC, which is about one third of the mean SCS MOC. Because the SCS MOC is linked to the Pacific Ocean, such an interdecadal variation in the intermediate water SCS may reflect anthropogenic climate change in the world ocean.
Department[Liu Changjian; Wang Dongxiao; Chen Ju; Du Yan; Xie Qiang] Chinese Acad Sci, State Key Lab Trop Oceanog, S China Sea Inst Oceanol, Guangzhou 510301, Guangdong, Peoples R China; [Liu Changjian] State Ocean Adm, S China Sea Marine Engn Surveying Ctr, Guangzhou 510300, Guangdong, Peoples R China; [Liu Changjian] Chinese Acad Sci, Grad Univ, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China; [Xie Qiang] Chinese Acad Sci, Sanya Inst Deep Sea Sci & Engn, Sanya 572000, Peoples R China
KeywordDecadal Variability Intermediate Water Meridional Overturning Circulation South China Sea (Scs)
Subject AreaLimnology ; Oceanography
Language英语
Funding ProjectLTO
WOS IDWOS:000311286500013
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.scsio.ac.cn/handle/344004/10065
Collection热带海洋环境国家重点实验室(LTO)
Corresponding Authordxwang@scsio.ac.cn
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Liu, CJ,Wang, DX,Chen, J,et al. Freshening of the intermediate water of the South China Sea between the 1960s and the 1980s[J]. CHINESE JOURNAL OF OCEANOLOGY AND LIMNOLOGY,2012,30(6):1010-1015.
APA Liu, CJ,Wang, DX,Chen, J,Du, Y,Xie, Q,&dxwang@scsio.ac.cn.(2012).Freshening of the intermediate water of the South China Sea between the 1960s and the 1980s.CHINESE JOURNAL OF OCEANOLOGY AND LIMNOLOGY,30(6),1010-1015.
MLA Liu, CJ,et al."Freshening of the intermediate water of the South China Sea between the 1960s and the 1980s".CHINESE JOURNAL OF OCEANOLOGY AND LIMNOLOGY 30.6(2012):1010-1015.
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