Accession Number : AD0847141

Title :   Temperature, Salinity, and Density of the World's Seas: Yellow Sea.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : LaViolette, Paul E. ; Seim, Sandra E.

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : The Yellow Sea, so named because of its large quantities of suspended terrestrial material, has a shallow, almost estuarine regime, with monsoonal rains, river runoff, and winds playing a large part in causing sudden and short-term variations. Nevertheless, the sea exhibits certain general characteristics. Thus, during the winter monsoon, convective mixing caused by comparatively high evaporation and cooling produces a homogeneous vertical water structure. Conversely, during the summer monsoon a well-developed layered system with warm, low-salinity surface water overrides the remnants of the cooler, more saline water. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, YELLOW SEA), TEMPERATURE, DISTRIBUTION, SALINITY, DENSITY, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, SEA WATER, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, EVAPORATION, RAINFALL, WIND, RIVERS, COOLING, PERIODIC VARIATIONS.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE