Impacts of the Kuroshio intrusion entering the Luzon Strait on the local atmosphere by satellite observations

Zhe Wen Zheng, Min Chuan Weng, Wen Pin Fang

研究成果: 書貢獻/報告類型會議論文篇章

摘要

The Kuroshio is the western boundary current of the North Pacific Ocean. Kuroshio intrudes into the north of South China Sea (SCS) through the Luzon Strait. The intruded Kuroshio often forms an anticyclonic current loop north of the Luzon Strait. Previous studies confirmed co-variability of sea surface temperature (SST) influence on the local atmosphere. In this study, by using satellite data and numerical modeling, the impact of Kuroshio intrusion (KI) entering north Luzon Strait on the local atmosphere is investigated. First, satellite data analysis shows that KI causing increased local sea surface temperature and enhanced intensity of wind speed and rainfall off southwestern Taiwan during easterly winds (from November to April). Moreover, based on vertical velocity (w) of atmosphere derived from reanalysis data, the result shows that higher local SST (associated with KI) triggering enhanced wind speed and rainfall by enhancing lower atmosphere vertical motion and thus decreasing vertical wind shear, which leads to intensify of vertical mixing.

原文英語
主出版物標題Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation VII
編輯Song Yang, Eastwood Im
發行者SPIE
ISBN(電子)9781510621275
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2018 一月 1
事件Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation VII 2018 - Honolulu, 美国
持續時間: 2018 九月 242018 九月 26

出版系列

名字Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
10776
ISSN(列印)0277-786X
ISSN(電子)1996-756X

會議

會議Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation VII 2018
國家美国
城市Honolulu
期間2018/09/242018/09/26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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