Seasonal variation in surface circulation of the East China Sea and the Yellow Sea derived from satellite altimetric data

Tetsuo Yanagi, Akihiko Morimoto, Kaoru Ichikawa

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Abstract

Seasonal variation in the surface circulation of the East China Sea and the Yellow Sea is investigated using altimetric data of TOPEX/POSEIDON and numerical model output. In the Yellow Sea an anticlockwise circulation develops during summer and a clockwise one during winter. In the East China Sea an anticlockwise circulation occurs during winter. Such results coincide well with those obtained by the numerical experiment and drifter buoys experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-664
Number of pages10
JournalContinental Shelf Research
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Geology

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