Seasonal circulations in the Malay Peninsula Eastern continental shelf from a wave-tide-circulation coupled model

Fredolin Tangang @ Tajudin Mahmud, Changsui Xia, Fangli Qiao, Ju Neng Liew, Feng Shan

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Abstract

Awave-tide-circulation coupled model based on Princeton Ocean Model is established to study the seasonal circulation in the Malay Peninsula Eastern Continental Shelf region. The model successfully reconstructs the observed seasonal variation of the circulation in the region, as well as the main currents. The simulated tidal harmonic constants, sea surface temperature, and sea surface height anomaly agree with the observations well. The model results show that the upper-layer circulation in the region is mainly controlled by the monsoon winds, while there are two transitions in spring and fall. An anti-cyclonic eddy is present off the Peninsular Malaysia's east coast in summer, centered at 5°N and 105.5°E, both in the TOPEX/Poseidon data and in the model. Numerical experiments show that the wind stress curl and bathymetry steering are responsible for its formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1317-1328
Number of pages12
JournalOcean Dynamics
Volume61
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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  • Malay Peninsula Eastern continental shelf
  • Seasonal circulation
  • Wave-tide-circulation coupled model

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Seasonal circulations in the Malay Peninsula Eastern continental shelf from a wave-tide-circulation coupled model. / Tangang @ Tajudin Mahmud, Fredolin; Xia, Changsui; Qiao, Fangli; Liew, Ju Neng; Shan, Feng.

In: Ocean Dynamics, Vol. 61, No. 9, 09.2011, p. 1317-1328.

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