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Multi-scale variability of the tropical Indian Ocean circulation system revealed by recent observations
Huang, K; Wang, DX; Wang, WQ; Xie, Q; Chen, J; Chen, LF; Chen, GX;
AbstractThe tropical Indian Ocean circulation system includes the equatorial and near-equatorial circulations, the marginal sea circulation, and eddies. The dynamic processes of these circulation systems show significant multi-scale variability associated with the Indian Monsoon and the Indian Ocean dipole. This paper summarizes the research progress over recent years on the tropical Indian Ocean circulation system based on the large-scale hydrological observations and numerical simulations by the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (SCSIO), Chinese Academy of Sciences. Results show that: (1) the wind-driven Kelvin and Rossby waves and eastern boundary-reflected Rossby waves regulate the formation and evolution of the Equatorial Undercurrent and the Equatorial Intermediate Current; (2) the equatorial wind-driven dynamics are the main factor controlling the inter-annual variability of the thermocline in the eastern Indian Ocean upwelling; (3) the equatorial waves transport large amounts of energy into the Bay of Bengal in forms of coastal Kelvin and reflected free Rossby waves. Several unresolved issues within the tropical Indian Ocean are discussed: (i) the potential effects of the momentum balance and the basin resonance on the variability of the equatorial circulation system, and (ii) the potential contribution of wind-driven dynamics to the life cycle of the eastern Indian Ocean upwelling. This paper also briefly introduces the international Indian Ocean investigation project of the SCSIO, which will advance the study of the multi-scale variability of the tropical Indian Ocean circulation system, and provide a theoretical and data basis to support marine environmental security for the countries around the Maritime Silk Road.
Department[Huang, Ke; Wang, Dongxiao; Wang, Weiqiang; Xie, Qiang; Chen, Ju; Chen, Gengxin] Chinese Acad Sci, Souh China Sea Inst Oceanol, State Key Lab Trop Oceanog, Guangzhou 510301, Guangdong, Peoples R China; [Xie, Qiang; Chen, Lingfang] Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Deep Sea Sci & Engn, Sanya 572000, Peoples R China; [Wang, Weiqiang; Xie, Qiang] Qingdao Natl Lab Marine Sci & Technol, Lab Reg Oceanog & Numer Modeling, Qingdao 266237, Peoples R China; [Huang, Ke] Xiamen Univ, State Key Lab Marine Environm Sci, Xiamen 361005, Peoples R China
KeywordEquatorial Undercurrent Equatorial Intermediate Current Eastern Indian Ocean Upwelling Bay Of Bengal Circulation Multi-scale Variability Equatorial Wave Dynamics Observation And Simulation
Subject AreaGeology
Funding ProjectLTO
Document Type期刊论文
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Huang, K,Wang, DX,Wang, WQ,et al. Multi-scale variability of the tropical Indian Ocean circulation system revealed by recent observations[J]. SCIENCE CHINA-EARTH SCIENCES,2018,61(6):668-680.
APA Huang, K.,Wang, DX.,Wang, WQ.,Xie, Q.,Chen, J.,...& variability of the tropical Indian Ocean circulation system revealed by recent observations.SCIENCE CHINA-EARTH SCIENCES,61(6),668-680.
MLA Huang, K,et al."Multi-scale variability of the tropical Indian Ocean circulation system revealed by recent observations".SCIENCE CHINA-EARTH SCIENCES 61.6(2018):668-680.
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