Detection of cyclonic eddy generated by looping tropical cyclone in the northern South China Sea: A case study

Jianyu Hu, Hiroshi Kawamura

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Abstract

A case study on the cyclonic eddy generated by the tropical cyclone looping over the northern South China Sea (NSCS) is presented, using TOPEX/POSEIDON altimeter data and AVHRR sea surface temperature (SST) data. Three cases relating to the tropical cyclone events (Typhoon Kai-Tak in July 2000, Tropical Storm Russ in June 1994 and Tropical Storm Maria in August-September 2000) over the NSCS have been analyzed. For each looping tropical cyclone case, the cyclonic eddy with an obvious sea level depression appears in the sea area where the tropical cyclone takes a loop form, and lasts for about 2 weeks with a slight variation in location. The cold core with the SST difference greater than 2 °C against its surrounding areas is also observed by the satellite-derived SST data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-224
Number of pages12
JournalActa Oceanologica Sinica
Volume23
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul 23

Keywords

  • Cyclonic eddy
  • Looping tropical cyclone
  • Northern South China Sea
  • TOPEX/POSEIDON altimeter data

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science

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