Upper ocean response to intense typhoons in the South China Sea

Zhe-Wen Zheng, Chung Ru Ho, Nan Jung Kuo, Yu Hsin Cheng

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Abstract

In this study, the upper ocean physical response to intense (Category 4) typhoons passages were investigated by mutli-satellite observed data. Sequential microwave sea surface temperature merged from Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Microwave Imager (TMI) and Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) sensors were used to detect the physical responses (surface cooling) to these typhoons. Sea surface height anomaly (SSHA) merged from Jason-2 and ENVISAT satellite altimeter data was used to detect the location of where the cyclone eddy/circulation took place. Aforementioned parameters of all intense super-typhoons took place/passed over South China Sea (SCS) during 2003-2009 were collected to complete a systematical analysis focused on upper ocean physical response to intense typhoons in the SCS. Comparison between these parameters suggests a scenario that cooling response took place within SCS show a similar property of typhoon cases took place at open ocean (e.g. western North Pacific). Typhoon intensity and upper ocean dynamics dominate the distribution of maximum cooling responses in the SCS. This result implies that the upper ocean dynamical conditions should be taken into account for further understanding the generation mechanism of cooling response to a typhoon passed over the SCS.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication32nd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2011, ACRS 2011
Pages2063-2068
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event32nd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2011, ACRS 2011 - Tapei, Taiwan
Duration: 2011 Oct 32011 Oct 7

Publication series

Name32nd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2011, ACRS 2011
Volume3

Other

Other32nd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2011, ACRS 2011
CountryTaiwan
CityTapei
Period11/10/311/10/7

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Keywords

  • Air-sea interaction
  • Sea surface height anomaly
  • Sea surface temperature
  • South China Sea
  • Typhoons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Zheng, Z-W., Ho, C. R., Kuo, N. J., & Cheng, Y. H. (2011). Upper ocean response to intense typhoons in the South China Sea. In 32nd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2011, ACRS 2011 (pp. 2063-2068). (32nd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2011, ACRS 2011; Vol. 3).