A Study on Upper Ocean Response to Typhoon Ewiniar (0603) and Its Impact
태풍 에위니아 (0603) 통과 후 상층해양 변동 특성과 영향

Yeong Yun Jeong, Il-Ju Moon, Sung-Hun Kim
2013 Atmosphere  
Upper ocean response to typhoon Ewiniar (0603) and its impact on the following typhoon Bilis (0604) are investigated using observational data and numerical experiments. Data used in this study are obtained from the Ieodo Ocean Research Station (IORS), ARGO, and satellite. Numerical simulations are conducted using 3-dimensional Princeton Ocean Model. Results show that when Ewiniar passes over the western North Pacific, unique oceanic responses are found at two places, One is in East China Sea
more » ... n East China Sea near Taiwan and another is in the vicinity of IORS. The latter are characterized by a strong sea surface cooling (SSC), 6 o C and 11 o C in simulation and observation, under the condition of typhoon with a fast translation speed (8 m s −1 ) and lowering intensity (970 hPa). The record-breaking strong SSC is caused by the Yellow Sea Bottom Cold Water, which produces a strong vertical temperature gradient within a shallow depth of Yellow Sea. The former are also characterized by a strong SSC, 7.5 o C in simulation, with a additional cooling of 4.5 o C after a storm's passage mainly due to enhanced and maintained upwelling process by the resonance coupling of storm translation speed and the gravest mode internal wave phase speed. The numerical simulation reveals that the Ewiniar produced a unfavorable upper-ocean thermal condition, which eventually inhibited the intensification of the following typhoon Bilis. Statistics show that 9% of the typhoons in western North Pacific are influenced by cold wakes produced by a proceeding typhoon. These overall results demonstrate that upper ocean response to a typhoon even after the passage is also important factor to be considered for an accurate intensity prediction of a following typhoon with similar track.
doi:10.14191/atmos.2013.23.2.205 fatcat:hgyjz6namncv5bybl2o5tmikbi