A note on the abyssal circulation in the Japan Sea: Suggestion from rotating-tank experiments

Tomoharu Senjyu, Jiro Yoshida

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In this study, we revisited the rotating-tank experiments reported by Faller (1960) and Senjyu (1988) and qualitatively discussed the abyssal circulation in the Japan Sea by focusing on the geometric similarity of their partial barrier experiments. A point source of water near the apex of the pie-shaped rotating-tank formed the so called Stommel-Arons type circulation pattern. The circulation in the partial barrier experiments basically consisted of a cyclonic circulation and a western boundary current in the southern two basins separated by a partial barrier extending from the rim. Recent observations on direct current in the abyssal Japan Sea have revealed a cyclonic circulation and strong currents near the western boundary in the southern two basins: the Yamato and Tsushima Basins. These similarities suggest the Stommel-Arons type circulation in the abyssal Japan Sea, though the complex bottom topography and eddy activity are likely to modify the basic circulation pattern significantly.

元の言語英語
ページ(範囲)113-123
ページ数11
ジャーナルMer
56
発行部数3-4
出版物ステータス出版済み - 1 1 2018

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  • Ocean Engineering

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A note on the abyssal circulation in the Japan Sea : Suggestion from rotating-tank experiments. / Senjyu, Tomoharu; Yoshida, Jiro.

:: Mer, 巻 56, 番号 3-4, 01.01.2018, p. 113-123.

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿記事

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