RS006:
The Regional Ocean Circulation, Water Exchanges and related Studies in the South China Sea


Session ID#: 27777

Session Description:
The South China Sea (SCS) is situated in the tropical northwestern Pacific, and its wind climate is dominated by the monsoon system. Thus the monsoon forcing is significantly reflected in the multi-timescale variations of the SCS circulation. The SCS western boundary current (hereafter SCSwbc) is a major part of the SCS circulation and SCS throughflow (one of important branches connecting the Pacific and Indian Oceans), which consists of several strong branches, e.g. the SCS Warm Current and the Vietnam Coastal Current et al. Besides the local wind forcing, the water exchanges through the Luzon Strait, especially the Kuroshio intrusion into the SCS also have important contributions to the SCSwbc. However, due to the limited observation and model resolution, the SCSwbc structure, variability and dynamic processes are yet to be well understood. In this session, studies on but not limited to the regional ocean circulations (SCS throughflow, monsoonal ocean circulations), eddy-SCSwbc interactions, cross-continental shelf exchanges, ocean heat/salt transports, as well as relevant biogeochemical processes are welcomed.
Primary Chair:  Dongxiao Wang, SCSIO South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China; South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (SCSIO), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China
Co-chairs:  Arnold L Gordon, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, Paola M Rizzoli, MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States and Jun Wei, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing, 100871, P.R.China.
Index Terms:

4504 Air/sea interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4520 Eddies and mesoscale processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4532 General circulation [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4576 Western boundary currents [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • AI - Air-Sea Interactions
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
  • OO - Ocean Obervatories
    *Use IS: Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies*
  • PO - Physical Oceanography: Other

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Lei Liu1, Huijie Xue1,2 and Zilin Wei1, (1)SCSIO South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China, (2)University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States
Hans von Storch1, Meng Zhang1, Dongxiao Wang2 and Xueen Chen3, (1)Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, Institute of Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany, (2)Chinese Acad Sci, Guangzhou, China, (3)Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
Jun Wei, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing, 100871, P.R.China. and Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli, MIT, MA, United States
Yunfang Sun1, Elfatih A B Eltahir1 and Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli2, (1)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (2)MIT, MA, United States
Riovie Dela Pena Ramos, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore, Nathalie Goodkin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore, Ellen R M Druffel, Univ California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, Sheila Griffin, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, Fernando Pascual Siringan, Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines, Metro Manila, Philippines and Tung-Yung Fan, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium of Taiwan, Pingtung, Taiwan
NA LIU, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China and Huijie Xue, SCSIO South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China
Feng Nan1, Fei Yu2, Huijie Xue3, Lili Zeng3, Dongxiao Wang4, Shilun Yang5 and Kim-Cuong Nguyen6, (1)Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China, (2)Institute of Oceanology, Qingdao, China, (3)SCSIO South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China, (4)Chinese Acad Sci, Guangzhou, China, (5)East China Normal University, China, (6)Department of Marine Science and Technology, University of Science, Hanoi, Vietnam, Vietnam
Qi Quan, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China and Huijie Xue, SCSIO South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China
Hui Gao, Guangdong Ocean University, Zhanjiang, China and Hui Zhao, Guangdong Ocean University, ZhanJiang, China
Jian Zhao, Guangdong Ocean University, Zhanjiang, China and Hui Zhao, Guangdong Ocean University, ZhanJiang, China
Peter Rogowski, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, Javier Zavala-garay, Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Eric J Terrill, SIO, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States, John Wilkin, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Kipp Shearman, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States and Tran Hong Lam, Center for Oceanography, Vietnam Administration of Seas and Island, Hanoi, Vietnam
Olivia Cantaveros Cabrera, Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology, University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines and Cesar Villanoy, Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines, Metro Manila, Philippines
Javier Zavala-garay, Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Peter Rogowski, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, John Wilkin, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Eric J Terrill, SIO, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States, Kipp Shearman, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States and Tran Hong Lam, Center for Oceanography, Vietnam Administration of Seas and Island, Hanoi, Vietnam
Alejandra Sanchez-Rios1, Robert Kipp Shearman1, Emily Shroyer2, Craig Lee3, Louis St Laurent4, Andrew Lucas5 and Harper L Simmons6, (1)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Oregon State University, OR, United States, (3)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (4)Woods Hole Oceanographic Insti, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (5)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (6)School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Lili Zeng1, Dongxiao Wang2, Peng Xiu3, Yeqiang Shu4, Qiang Wang1 and Jinglong Yao5, (1)SCSIO South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China, (2)Chinese Acad Sci, Guangzhou, China, (3)SCSIO South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Acaademy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China, (4)South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China, (5)Chinese academy of sciences, South China Sea Institude of Oceanology, Guangzhou, China
Jianyu Hu, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, Hongyang Lin, Xiamen University, China, Zhiyu Liu, Xiamen University, State Key Lab of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen, China, Igor Belkin, University of Rhode Island Narragansett Bay, Narragansett, RI, United States, Zhenyu Sun, Xiamen University, State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Sciences, Xiamen, China and Jia Zhu, Xiamen University, State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen, China
Gengxin Chen, United States, Yuanlong Li, University of Colorado Boulder, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, Qiang Xie, SCSIO South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Acaademy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China and Dongxiao Wang, Chinese Acad Sci, Guangzhou, China

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