Summer Upwelling in the Northern Continental Shelf of the South China Sea

Jing, Z. Y., Hua, Z. L., Qi, Y. Q. and Zhang, H. (2007). Summer Upwelling in the Northern Continental Shelf of the South China Sea. In: Peter Jacobs, Tim McIntyre, Matthew Cleary, David Buttsworth, David Mee, Rose Clements, Richard Morgan and Charles Lemckert, 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC). 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, (782-785). 3-7 December, 2007.

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Author Jing, Z. Y.
Hua, Z. L.
Qi, Y. Q.
Zhang, H.
Title of paper Summer Upwelling in the Northern Continental Shelf of the South China Sea
Conference name 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Conference location Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Conference dates 3-7 December, 2007
Proceedings title 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Place of Publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher School of Engineering, The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2007
Year available 2007
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 978-1-864998-94-8
Editor Peter Jacobs
Tim McIntyre
Matthew Cleary
David Buttsworth
David Mee
Rose Clements
Richard Morgan
Charles Lemckert
Start page 782
End page 785
Total pages 4
Collection year 2007
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Summer upwelling system in the northern continental shelf of the South China Sea (NCSCS) is investigated with the Pathfinder, Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) Sea Surface Temperature (SST), and a three-dimensional, baroclinic, non-linear, numerical model forced by QuikSCAT winds. The AVHRR observation and modelling results have shown the upwelling is a regular phenomenon during summer in the NCSCS. Continental shelf upwelling characteristics are clearly found in the surface and subsurface water, such as low temperature, high salinity and high potential density. They respectively locate in the east of the Hainan Island, the east of the Leizhou Peninsula and the southeast of the Zhanjiang Bay (Qiongdong Upwelling), and the inshore areas from the Shantou Coast to the Nanri Islands of Fujian Coast (Yuedong Upwelling). The centra of the upwelling are mostly located in 111°10′E、19°45′N between the Qinglan Bay and the Qizhou Archipelagoes of eastern Hainan Island, 110°15′E、18°25′N near the Lingshui Bay, 116°45′E、22°50′N of the Shantou Coast and 118°E、23°40′N near the Taiwan Shoal. It is also found that the upwelling areas and centra from modelling results are in agreement with the AVHRR SST.
Subjects 290000 Engineering and Technology
Keyword Upwelling
the Northern South China Sea
Numerical study
QuikSCAT winds
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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