DANCHENKOV M ロシア気象水文研究所, 海洋部門, 研究員
VARLAMOV S.M ロシア気象水文研究所, 研究員
卞 相慶 韓国海洋研究所, 所長
ZATSTPIN A.G シュルショフ海洋研究所, 海洋物理実験室, 室長
羅 貞烈 韓国漢陽大学, 教授
崔 秉昊 韓国成均館, 教授
金 慶烈 ソウル国立大学校, 教授
金 くー ソウル国立大学校, 教授
金 哲鎬 九州大学, 応用力学研究所, 助手 (50264114)
尹 宗煥 九州大学, 応用力学研究所, 助教授 (80111459)
OSTROVSKII A 九州大学, 応用力学研究所, 助教授 (70243962)
山形 俊男 東京大学, 理学部, 教授 (50091400)
千手 智晴 水産大学校, 助手
小寺山 亘 九州大学, 応用力学研究所, 教授 (80038562)
増田 章 九州大学, 応用力学研究所, 教授 (60091401)
今脇 資朗 九州大学, 応用力学研究所, 教授 (40025474)
KIM Kyung-ryul Seoul National University, Professor
KIM Kuh Seoul National University, Professor
KIM Cheol-ho KYUSHU University, Research Instute for Applied Mechanics, Research, Asso.
YOON Johg-hwan KYUSHU University, Research Instute for Applied Mechanics, Asso, Prof.
OSTROVSKII A.g KYUSHU University, Research Instute for Applied Mechanics, Asso, Prof.
YAMAGATA Toshio TOKYO University, Faculty of Science, Professor
KOTERAYAMA Wataru KYUSHU University, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Professor
SENJU Tomoharu National Fisheries University, Research, Asso.
IMAWAKI Shiro KYUSHU University, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Professor
MASUDA Akira KYUSHU University, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Professor
S.M.VARLAMOV Far Eastern Regional Hydrometerological Research Institute, Scientist
CHOI Byung-ho Sung Kyun Kwan University, Professor
BYOUN Sang-kyung Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, Director
A.G.ZATSTPIN P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanoglogy, Chief of laboratory
M.A.DANCHENKOV Far Eastern Regional Hydrometerological Research Institute, Scientist
NA Jungyul Han Yang University, Professor
1. As part of the International Scientific Research Program (Joint Research), a basin-wide observation was conducted in the Sea of Japan in summer 1995. The main contents of the observation were moorings, CTD casts and water sampling for chemistry. The observation provided the following new findings :
(1) Strong, barotropic currents occur in the mid and deep layrs of the Japan Basin in spring (March-April). The maximum current speed exceeded 30 cm/s in the interior region of the western Japan Basin. In summer and fall, the deep water is almost stagnant.
(2) There are two salinity minimum layrs. The shallow one is located beneathe the Tsushima Warm Water south of the polar front, which has been known as the Japan Sea Intermediate Water. The deep salinity minimum was found at all stations in the Japan Basin. Its potential temperature was between 0.10-0.15ﾟC and salinity between 34.066-34.068psu. Below thedeep salinity minimum layr dissolved oxygen has its minimum, which is similar to the vertical sturucture beneath the North Pacific Intermediate Water. These results suggest that the Japan Sea Proper Water is not a single water mass as known in the past, but made of at least two waters of different sources.
A fine resolution, primitive equation general circulation model was constructed. The simulated deep circulation shows a consistent pattern with the main features of the deep circulation as suggested from previous observations (Nitani, 1972).
3. An international symposium on the material and water circulation in the Sea of Japan was held in Feb. 1996 at Vladivostok, Russia, in which all results of this project were presented together with related research work. Future plan of an international cooperative study on the Sea of Japan was also discussed.