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Spatial Distribution of Turbulent Heat Fluxes in the Western North Pacific : Ocean Current Constraint for Hot Spot of Mid-Latitude Air-Sea Interaction

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Title: Spatial Distribution of Turbulent Heat Fluxes in the Western North Pacific : Ocean Current Constraint for Hot Spot of Mid-Latitude Air-Sea Interaction
Authors: Minobe, Shoshiro Browse this author
Keywords: Kuroshio
Air-sea interaction
Heat fluxes
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: 21st Century COE for Neo-Science of Natural History, Hokkaido University
Citation: Edited by Hisatake Okada, Shunsuke F. Mawatari, Noriyuki Suzuki, Pitambar Gautam. ISBN: 978-4-9903990-0-9
Journal Title: Origin and Evolution of Natural Diversity : Proceedings of the International Symposium, The Origin and Evolution of Natural Diversity, held from 1-5 October 2007 in Sapporo, Japan
Start Page: 195
End Page: 199
Abstract: Climatological mean distributions of turbulent heat fluxes (i.e., latent plus sensible heat fluxes) have been documented using an operational analysis dataset, whose spatial resolution is about one order higher than the resolution of widely used reanalysis datasets. It is revealed that mean oceanic currents and associated Sea-Surface Temperature (SST) fronts, i.e., the Kuroshio, the Kuroshio Extension, and the subpolar front (also sometimes called the Oyashio extension), strongly affect the heat fluxes. Such close constraints are not discernible in the reanalysis dataset. The present results indicate that the narrow ocean currents and associated sharp SST fronts are essential for the interaction between the atmosphere and ocean.
Description: International Symposium, "The Origin and Evolution of Natural Diversity". 1–5 October 2007. Sapporo, Japan.
Conference Name: International Symposium, "The Origin and Evolution of Natural Diversity"
Conference Place: Sapporo
Type: proceedings
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/38465
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