PL006:
Multi-scale Variability of Boundary Currents and their Role in Climate and Ecosystems


Session ID#: 29753

Session Description:
The global oceanic basins feature energetic boundary currents (BCs) that redistribute water, heat and salt, and exhibit a complex web of physical and biogeochemical processes along their paths.  As such, BCs play a major role in regulating the global climate system. Yet monitoring the multi-space and time scales of the energetic dynamic flows of boundary currents can be complicated. These boundary currents tend to act as barriers to cross-front flow, but variability associated with multiple types of instabilities, and on a range of time and space scales, act to facilitate cross-front flow, stirring, and mixing along their paths, further complicating the study of these currents.  This session seeks contributions from studies including, but not limited to, the full multi-scale variability of BCs from time and space scales that span subseasonal to multi-decadal and from turbulent to basin scales; their interaction with marginal seas, frontal processes and air-sea interaction; and their impacts on marine ecosystems.  In addition, we welcome papers that discuss observational (in situ and remote), analysis, theoretical and model simulations that emphasize achievements in sustained BC monitoring, and so provide guidance for the  development of a future effective and efficient monitoring network.
Primary Chair:  Zhaohui Chen, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
Co-chairs:  Janet Sprintall, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, Emma E Heslop, SOCIB, Palma, Spain and Stuart P Bishop, North Carolina State University, Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Raleigh, NC, United States
Index Terms:

4262 Ocean observing systems [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4512 Currents [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4516 Eastern boundary currents [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4576 Western boundary currents [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • AI - Air-Sea Interactions
  • IS - Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
  • PO - Physical Oceanography: Other

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Yuqi Yin, Institute of Oceanography, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao, China, Xiaopei Lin, Physical Oceanography Laboratory/CIMST, Ocean University of China and Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao, China and Yijun Hou, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao, China
Hitoshi Kaneko, Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, Shiogama, Japan, Takeshi Okunishi, Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, Shiogama, Japan, Shinya Kouketsu, JAMSTEC, Yokosuka, Japan, Sachihiko Itoh, Atmos. & Ocean Res. Institute, Kashiwa, Japan, Takashi Setou, National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Japan, Hiroshi Kuroda, Hokkaido National Fisheries Research Institute, Kushiro, Japan and Yugo Shimizu, National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Kanazawa-Ku, Yokoham, Japan
Matthew Archer1,2, Moninya Roughan1,2, Shane R Keating1, Rick Lumpkin3, Lynn K Shay4 and Francisco J Beron-Vera5, (1)University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (2)Sydney Institute of Marine Science, Sydney, Australia, (3)NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), Miami, FL, United States, (4)RSMAS/University of Miami, Ocean Sciences, Miami, FL, United States, (5)University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States
Zhao Jing, Ocean University of China, Physical Oceanography Laboratory, Qingdao, China and Ping Chang, Texas A & M Univ, College Station, TX, United States
Jason T Holt1, Jeff Polton1, John Huthnance1, Sarah Wakelin1, James Harle1, Enda O'Dea2, Yuri Artioli3, Andrew Yool4, John Siddorn2, Mark Inall5 and Jerry Blackford3, (1)National Oceanography Center, Liverpool, United Kingdom, (2)Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom, (3)Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, United Kingdom, (4)National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom, (5)Scottish Association for Marine Science, Argyll, United Kingdom
Baolan Wu, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China, Xiaopei Lin, Physical Oceanography Laboratory/CIMST, Ocean University of China and Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao, China and Bo Qiu, Univ Hawaii Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States
Zhiyu Liu, Xiamen University, State Key Lab of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen, China and Qiang Lian, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China
Yuntao Wang, Second Institute of Oceanography State Oceanic Administration, Hangzhou, China, Fei Chai, University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States and Haoran Zhang, Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanographic Administration of China, Hangzhou, China
Kai-Chieh Cathy Yang1, Joe Wang1, Dong Ko2 and Sen Jan1, (1)IONTU Institute of Oceanography National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, (2)Naval Research Laboratory, St, United States
Dunxin HU, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China and Wenju Cai, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Aspendale, Australia
Joleen Heiderich1,2 and Robert E Todd1, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States
Robert E Todd, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Falmouth, MA, United States and Joleen Heiderich, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States
Jingjing He, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China and Xiaopei Lin, Physical Oceanography Laboratory/CIMST, Ocean University of China and Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao, China
Aleksei Buinyi, MARUM - University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, Dagmar Kieke, MARUM, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany and Paul G. Myers, University of Alberta, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Nathalie V Zilberman, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, Dean H Roemmich, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, United States, Sarah T Gille, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States and John Gilson, Scripps Institution of Oceanography UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States
Suyash Bire and Christopher Wolfe, Stony Brook University, SoMAS, Stony Brook, NY, United States
Jinging He, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China and Xiaopei Lin, Physical Oceanography Laboratory/CIMST, Ocean University of China and Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao, China
Chaojiao Sun, CSIRO, Oceans and Atmosphere, Perth, Australia, Craig Raymond Steinberg, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Australia, Xuebin Zhang, CSIRO, Oceans & Atmosphere, Hobart, Australia and Andreas Schiller, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Hobart, Hobart, Australia
Nariaki Hirose1, Norihisa Usui2, Takahiro Toyoda2, Yosuke Fujii2 and Hiroyuki Tsujino2, (1)Meteorological Research Institute, Ibaraki, Japan, (2)Meteorological Research Institute, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Neil Malan1,2, Bjorn Backeberg3, Francois Dufois1 and C.J.C Reason4, (1)South African Environmental Observation Network, Egagasini Marine Offshore Systems, Cape Town, South Africa, (2)University of Cape Town, Oceanography, Cape Town, South Africa, (3)Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Stellenbosch, South Africa, (4)University of Cape Town, Department of Oceanography, Cape Town, South Africa
Andrew E Kiss, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, Canberra, Australia; Australian National University, Research School of Earth Sciences, Canberra, Australia, Christopher Bull, Climate Change Research Centre & ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, Nicolas Jourdain, Institut des Géosciences de l'Environnement, CNRS/Univ. Grenoble Alpes/G-INP/IRD, Paris Cedex 16, France, Matthew H England, Climate Change Research Centre UNSW and ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, Sydney, Australia and Erik van Sebille, Universiteit Utrecht, Marine & Atmospheric Research, Utrecht, Netherlands
Naoki Yoshie1, Miwa Nakagawa1, Hayato Mizuguchi1, Taisei Kanda1, Leo Mutou1, Eisuke Tsutsumi2, Toru Kobari3 and Xinyu Guo1, (1)Ehime University, Center for Marine Environmental Studies, Matsuyama, Japan, (2)Kyushu Univ, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kasuga, Japan, (3)Kagoshima University, Aquatic Sciences, Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima, Japan
Miwa Nakagawa, Xinyu Guo and Naoki Yoshie, Ehime University, Center for Marine Environmental Studies, Matsuyama, Japan
Emma E Heslop1, Baptiste Mourre1, Melanie Juza1, Eva Aguiar1, Felix Margirier2, Anthony Bosse3, Pierre Testor4, Marc Torner1 and Joaquin Tintore1,5, (1)SOCIB, Palma, Spain, (2)UPMC (Univ. Paris) / LATMOS, Paris, France, (3)Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen and Bjerknes Center for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway, (4)Laboratoire d'Océanographie et de Climatologie, Paris, France, (5)IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB), Marine Technologies, Operational Oceanography and Sustainability, Esporles, Spain
Jennifer Anne Veitch, South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON), Cape Town, South Africa, Francois Dufois, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, Juliet Hermes, South African Environmental Observation Network, Cape Town, South Africa, Tarron Lamont, Department of Environmental Affairs, Oceans & Coasts Research Branch, Cape Town 8012, South Africa, Pierrick Penven, ICEMASA, Rondebosch, South Africa and Francois Dufois, CSIRO, Perth, Australia
Camila Artana1,2, Ramiro Ferrari3, Zoé Koenig4, Nathalie Sennechael5, Martin Saraceno6, Alberto R Piola7 and Christine Provost5, (1)University Pierre and Marie Curie Paris VI, Paris, France, (2)LOCEAN, Paris Cedex 05, France, (3)Centro de Investigaciones del Mar y la Atmosfera (CIMA/CONICET-UBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina, (4)LOCEAN, Paris, France, (5)CNRS, LOCEAN, Paris, France, (6)Centro de Investigaciones del Mar y la Atmósfera (CIMA)/CONICET-UBA, UMI-IFAECI/CNRS, Buenos Aires, Argentina, (7)Argentine Hydrographic Service, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dara D H Cadden, Naval Oceanographic Office, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
Hyodae Seo, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Mike Muglia1, Magdalena Andres2, John Bane3, Frank Bahr4 and Patterson Taylor1, (1)University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Insitute, Wanchese, NC, United States, (2)WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (3)University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, (4)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Christopher Wolfe, Sultan Hameed and Lequan Chi, Stony Brook University, SoMAS, Stony Brook, NY, United States
Karen Guihou, Servicio de Hidrografía Naval, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Alberto R Piola, Argentine Hydrographic Service, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Elbio Daniel Palma, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Departamento de Física, Bahia Blanca, Argentina and Maria Paz Chidichimo, Argentine Scientific and Technological Research Council; Hydrographic Service; Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Thomas Kilpatrick and Shang-Ping Xie, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Yuki Tanaka and Toshiyuki Hibiya, The University of Tokyo, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, Tokyo, Japan