PL004:
Deep and Abyssal Ocean Circulations in the Pacific: Characterization, Dynamics, and Representation


Session ID#: 28086

Session Description:
Deep and abyssal ocean circulations play an important role in the global ocean circulation system, the distribution of oxygen and nutrients, and long-term global climate variability. However, measurements in the deep layers are still sparse, and hence there are large gaps in our knowledge of deep and abyssal ocean currents. Studies over a wide range of scopes are thus valuable to expanding our understanding. Such studies include, but are not limited to, (1) revealing the structure, characteristics, and variability of deep and abyssal ocean currents, (2) illustrating the influence and constraint of ocean bottom topography on the deep ocean currents, (3) studying on the Pacific deep western boundary current, rotating hydraulics, and dense overflows, (4) studying the underlying physics of deep ocean circulations which facilitate our modeling of deep ocean as well as our interpretation of observational data, and (5) discussing the influence and response of deep ocean currents to the climate change. There is no clear boundary exist between these topics, instead more interaction between them is more than needed and will certainly be beneficial to all. This session welcomes abstracts on observational, theoretical, laboratory, and modeling studies of processes relevant to the Pacific deep and abyssal ocean circulations.
Primary Chair:  Fan Wang, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China
Co-chairs:  Lawrence J Pratt, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Gunnar Voet, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States and Jianing Wang, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China
Index Terms:

1616 Climate variability [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4262 Ocean observing systems [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4532 General circulation [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
9355 Pacific Ocean [GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION]
Cross-Topics:
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
  • OO - Ocean Obervatories
    *Use IS: Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies*
  • PC - Past, Present and Future Climate

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Bertrand Delorme, Stanford University, Earth System Sciences, Stanford, CA, United States and Leif N Thomas, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
Lina Song1, Yuanlong Li2, Fan Wang1 and Jianing Wang1, (1)Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China, (2)University of Colorado Boulder, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States
Susan L Hautala, Univ Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Fujun Wang, Institute of Oceanology, Qingdao, China
Daigo Yanagimoto1, Masatoshi Miyamoto1, Eitarou Oka1, Toshiya Nakano2, Hiroyuki Tsujino3 and Yasushi Takatsuki4, (1)Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, (2)Global Environment and Marine Department, Japan Meteorological Agency, Tokyo, Japan, (3)Meteorological Research Institute, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, (4)Meteorological Research Institute, Climate Research Department, Tsukuba, Japan
Nan Zang and Fan Wang, Institute of Oceanography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jowan Menhinick Barnes1,2, Alex Megann3, Miguel Angel Morales Maqueda2 and Jeff Polton1, (1)National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom, (2)Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, (3)National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom
Lawrence J Pratt1, Gunnar Voet2, Ali Mashayek3, Matthew H Alford2 and Dimitris Menemenlis4, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, La Jolla, CA, United States, (4)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Alexandre S Ganachaud1, Cyril Emmanuel Germineaud2, Sophie E Cravatte3, Janet Sprintall4, Marion S Alberty4 and Gerard Eldin5, (1)Observatory Midi-Pyrenees, Toulouse, France, (2)CNRS/IGE, Grenoble, France, (3)LEGOS/IRD, Nouméa, New Caledonia, (4)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (5)IRD/LEGOS, Toulouse, France
Shijian Hu1, Dunxin Hu2 and Cong Guan1, (1)Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China, (2)Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Key Laboratory of Ocean Circulation and Waves (KLOCAW), Qingdao, China
Cong Guan, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China
Masatoshi Miyamoto1, Eitarou Oka1, Daigo Yanagimoto2, Shinzou Fujio1, Genta Mizuta3, Shiro Imawaki4, Masao Kurogi5, Hiroyasu Hasumi6 and Maki Nagasawa7, (1)Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, (2)Atmos. & Ocean Res. Institute, Kashiwa, Japan, (3)Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, (4)Kyusyu University, Japan, (5)JAMSTEC, Yokohama City, Japan, (6)AORI, Univ. of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan, (7)University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Japan
Minyang Wang1, Yan DU2, Bo Qiu3, Xuhua Cheng4, Yiyong Luo5, Xiao Chen4 and Ming Feng6, (1)South China Sea Institute Of Oceanology, Guangzhou, China, (2)SCSIO South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Acaademy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China, (3)Univ Hawaii Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, (4)Hohai University, Nanjing, China, (5)Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China, (6)CSIRO, Oceans and Atmosphere, Crawley, Australia
Sophie E Cravatte, IRD Nouvelle-Calédonie, Nouméa, New Caledonia, Elodie Kestenare, Observatory Midi-Pyrenees, LEGOS, Toulouse, France, Frederic Marin, LEGOS/IRD, Toulouse, France, Pierre Dutrieux, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, Eric Firing, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States and Enzo Gronchi, LEGOS/OMP, Toulouse, France
Kelly Pearson1, Glenn S Carter2, Matthew H Alford3, James B Girton4 and Gunnar Voet3, (1)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, (2)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Oceanography, Honolulu, HI, United States, (3)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (4)University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States
Xiaoqian Gao, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China, Changming Dong, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Oceanic Modeling and Observation Laboratory, Nanjing, China, Junhong Liang, Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Jingsong Yang, Second Institute of Oceanography, SOA, Hangzhou, China, Guojing Li, South China Sea institute of oceanology chinese academy of sciences, China, Dongxiao Wang, Chinese Acad Sci, Guangzhou, China and James C McWilliams, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Shuwen Tan, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qungdao, China, Hui Zhou, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China and Dongliang Yuan, Institute of Oceanography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yang Wang1, Zhenhua Xu2, Baoshu Yin2 and Zhongxiang Zhao3, (1)Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China, (2)Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao, China, (3)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Fan Wang and Jianing Wang, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China
Lijun Xu1, Shefeng Yan2, Zhen Zhang2, Di Zeng2, Qiang Kong2 and Dachao Gu2, (1)Beijing, China, (2)Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jianing Wang, Qiang Ma and Fan Wang, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China
Elizabeth Gabrielle Simons, Florida State University, Boulder, CO, United States and Kevin G Speer, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, United States
Xiaoting Yang and Eli Tziperman, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States