Summer Upwelling in the Northern Continental Shelf of the South China Sea

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Title Summer Upwelling in the Northern Continental Shelf of the South China Sea
Author Jing, Zhiyou; Hua, Z. L.; Qi, Y. Q.; Zhang, Hong
Publication Title Proceedings of the16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Editor Peter Jacob, Tim McIntyre, Matthew Cleary, David Buttsworth, David Mee, Rose Clements, Richard Morga
Year Published 2007
Place of publication The university of Queensland, Brisbane
Publisher The university of Queensland
Abstract Summer upwelling system in the northern continental shelf of the South China Sea (NCSCS) is investigated with the Pathfinder, Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) Sea Surface Temperature (SST) from satellite observation, and a three-dimensional baroclinic nonlinear numerical model forced by QuikSCAT winds. The AVHRR observation and modeling results have shown the summer upwelling is a regular phenomenon during June-September in the NCSCS. The surface and subsurface water status demonstrates continental shelf upwelling characteristics obviously, such as lower temperature, higher salinity and higher potential density in the east of the Hainan Island, the east of the Leizhou Peninsula and the southeast of the Guangzhou Bay (Qiongdong Upwelling), and the inshore areas from the Shantou Coast to the Nanri Islands of Fujian Coast (Yuedong Upwelling). The centra of the upwelling are mostly located in 111°10′E、19°45′N between the Qinglan Bay and the Qizhou Archipelagoes of eastern Hainan Island, 110°15′E、18°25′N near the Lingshui Bay, 116°45′E、22°50′N of the Shantou Coast and 118°E、23°40′N near the Taiwan Shoal. It is also found that the upwelling areas and centra from modeling results are in agreement with the AVHRR SST.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.mech.uq.edu.au/16afmc/
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ISBN 978-1-864998-94-8
Conference name 16 AFMC 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Location Gold Coast
Date From 2007-12-03
Date To 2007-12-07
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/17945
Date Accessioned 2008-02-01
Date Available 2008-11-17T22:16:58Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Management
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Physical Oceanography
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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