Precipitation effect on surface salinity and temperature in the Yatsushiro Sea

C. L. Zhou, A. Tada, S. Yano, A. Matsuyama, C. P. Chen

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Field observation was carried out during July 2016 in Minamata Bay of Yatsushiro Sea, measured data of temperature and salinity of five stations has been used for comparing the numerical simulation based on Princeton Ocean Model (POM). Simulation results showed deviations existed between simulated and measured data, especially the salinity field, which was probably caused by the increased precipitation during plum rain season. Therefore, a new precipitation module and modified heat flux forcing for POM were built to present the rainfall effect of salinity and temperature. It is indicated that the accuracy of predicted temperature and salinity was improved to some extent. In contrast with the previous simulation, deviations were reduced significantly. Nevertheless, simulation results of new model under rainy and sunny conditions showed the cooling impact of precipitation was slight, which may be caused by the daytime observation and solar radiation was dominated. However, this study has shown that precipitation effect is an important factor for surface numerical simulation during rainy season.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012111
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 5 2018
Event4th International Conference on Water Resource and Environment, WRE 2018 - Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Jul 17 2018Jul 21 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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