Session outline
Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences(A)
Session Sub Category Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology & Atmospheric Environment(AS)
Session ID A-AS01
Title Toward Understanding of interactions between Tropical Cyclones and the Ocean
Short title TC-ocean interaction
Convener Name Akiyoshi Wada
Affiliation Typhoon Research Department Meteorological Research Institute
Co-convener 1. Name I-I Lin
Affiliation Atmospheric Sciences Department, National Taiwan University
Co-convener 2. Name Kosuke Ito
Affiliation Department of Atmospheric Sciences
National Taiwan University
International Symposium 'International Symposium' in addition to Scientific session.
Language English
Scope Tropical cyclones (TCs) are one of the most destructive atmospheric phenomena that cause tremendous damages and loss of life due to strong winds, torrential rainfall and storm surges. Ocean, the large reservoir of heat content, is an indispensable partner for TCs: Genesis of TCs occurs over warm ocean areas. Strong winds around the TCs drive the upper ocean current and lead to the physical and biochemical oceanic response during their lifetime. Sea-surface cooling induced by TCs has a negative effect on TC intensification and thus contributes to the maintenance of its intensity. Therefore, understanding of the interactions between TCs and the ocean contributes to the improvement of TC intensity prediction, particularly in the Western North Pacific and Atlantic Ocean where
the interactions are strong. Other interactions address the influence of oceanic mesoscale eddies, air-sea interface processes such as momentum, heat and carbon exchange under the extremely high ocean waves and sea spray conditions and their bio-chemical reactions. However, current understanding of the interactions is still limited. This session welcomes submissions under the broad field of studies on TC-ocean physical and biogeochemical interactions by the use of observation, theory, numerical modeling and data assimilation in all ocean basins ranging from weather-forecasting to climate time scales.
Type of presentation Oral and Poster presentation
Invited papers YOSHINO, Jun (Gifu University)
MORIMOTO, Akihiko (Magoya University)
LIN, I.-I. (National Taiwan University)