PS52B:
Multiscale Oceanic Processes and Air-Sea Interactions in the Kuroshio-Oyashio Extension Region: Observations and Modeling I

Session ID#: 92570

Session Description:
The Kuroshio-Oyashio extension region is rich in multi-scale oceanic processes, featured by complex fronts, vigorous jets, energetic mesoscale and submesoscale eddies, as well as intense wind-driven internal waves. It is also a hotspot for air-sea interactions, anchoring the Pacific storm track and regulating the atmospheric circulation. Despite the crucial role of the Kuroshio-Oyashio extension in climate, there are many important questions remaining to be explored for this complex system, including but not limited to interactions among mean flows, eddies and internal waves and associated energy pathways, contributions of mesoscale/submesoscale eddies to heat and material transports, air-sea interactions at mesoscales/submesoscales and their impact on ocean circulation, storm tracks, atmospheric rivers and extreme rainfall, as well as the potential influence of multi-scale air-sea interactions on sub-seasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) climate prediction. This session seeks to understand these questions by virtue of in-situ observations and high-resolution numerical modeling.
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • AI - Air-Sea Interactions
  • IS - Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
Index Terms:

4504 Air/sea interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4520 Eddies and mesoscale processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4544 Internal and inertial waves [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4576 Western boundary currents [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
Primary Chair:  Zhao Jing, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
Co-chairs:  Xiaohui Ma1, Zhaohui Chen1 and Ping Chang2, (1)Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China(2)Texas A & M Univ, Oceanography, College Station, United States
Primary Liaison:  Zhao Jing, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
Moderators:  Zhaohui Chen, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China and Ping Chang, Texas A & M Univ, Oceanography, College Station, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Zhao Jing, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

The Global Sink of Available Potential Energy by Mesoscale Air-Sea Interaction in Observations and High-Resolution Climate Models (655489)
Stuart Bishop, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, United States, Justin Small, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States and Frank Bryan, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Climate and Global Dynamics, Boulder, CO, United States
Dynamical Links between the Decadal Variability of the Oyashio and Kuroshio Extensions (641936)
Shuiming Chen, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, Bo Qiu, Univ Hawaii Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States and Niklas Schneider, Univ Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States
Decadal variability of nutrients and biomass in the Kuroshio Extension (650480)
Jinfeng Ma, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Beijing, China, Pengfei Lin, IAP,CAS, Beijing, China and Fei Chai, Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, State Key Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics, Hangzhou, China
A Robust Regional Downscaling Ocean Modeling for the Kuroshio Region off Japan (643053)
Yusuke Uchiyama, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
Challenges of Measuring Abyssal Temperature and Salinity at the Kuroshio Extension Observatory (639974)
Nathan D Anderson, JISAO/University of Washington and NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA, United States, Kathleen A Donohue, Univ Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States, Makio C Honda, JAMSTEC, Kanagawa, Japan, Meghan F Cronin, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States and Dongxiao Zhang, CICOES/University of Washington and NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA, United States
Effect of Mesoscale SSTs on Atmospheric Rivers and Heavy Rain Along the West Coast of North America at Subseasonal Time Scales (647871)
Xue LIU, Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, Ping Chang, Texas A & M Univ, Oceanography, College Station, United States and Xiaohui Ma, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
Forecasting Remote Atmospheric Responses to Decadal Kuroshio Transitions: Stable vs Unstable States (652454)
Leo Siqueira1, Ben P Kirtman2 and Lucas Cardoso Laurindo1, (1)University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States, (2)University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Miami, FL, United States
The fate of storm-generated near-inertial waves in the Kuroshio-Oyashio Confluence (647159)
Sebastian Essink, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, Ren-Chieh Lien, Applied Physics Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States and Eric L Kunze, NorthWest Research Associates, Redmond, WA, United States