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The Inflow Path of the East Sea Intermediate Water into the Ulleung Basin in July 2005
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  • Journal title : Ocean and Polar Research
  • Volume 28, Issue 2,  2006, pp.153-161
  • Publisher : Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology
  • DOI : 10.4217/OPR.2006.28.2.153
 Title & Authors
The Inflow Path of the East Sea Intermediate Water into the Ulleung Basin in July 2005
Shin, Chang-Woong;
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 Abstract
To investigate inflow path of the East Sea Intermediate Water (ESIW) into the Ulleung Basin, hydrographic data surveyed in July 2005 were analyzed. The ESIW was characterized by the Salinity Minimum Layer (SML) within a depth range of 100 to 360 meters. Averaged potential temperature and salinity of the SML were and 34.049 psu, respectively. Mean potential density of the SML was 27.221 with a standard deviation of 0.0393. On isopycnal surfaces of 27.14 and 27.18 which correspond to upper layers of the ESIW, the coastal low salinity water was separated from the offshore low salinity water by the relatively warm and saline water which might be affected by the Tsushima Warm Current Water. Relatively cold and fresh water, however, intruded into the Ulleung Basin from the region of Korean coast on isopycnal surfaces of 27.22 and 27.26 which was lower layer of the ESIW. The salinity distribution in the isopycnal layer of with acceleration potential on 27.22 up surface also showed clearly that the low salinity water flowed from the coastal area and intruded into the Ulleung Basin. This implies that the ESIW flows ken the north to the south along the east coasts of Korea and spreads into the Ulleung Basin in summer.
 Keywords
East Sea Intermediate Water;Ulleung Basin;isopycnal surface;salinity minimum layer;warm eddy;
 Language
English
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