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Ecosystem on the Gulf of Yeongil in the East Sea of Korea: 4. Horizontal and vertical distribution of salinity and density
Kim, K.-T.; Lim, K.-B.; Paik, K.-H.; Yoon, H.-J. (1989). Ecosystem on the Gulf of Yeongil in the East Sea of Korea: 4. Horizontal and vertical distribution of salinity and density. Mar. Nat. 2(1): 95-110
In: Marine Nature. Marine Science Institute, Yeungnam University: Kyongsan. ISSN 1225-990X, more

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  • Kim, K.-T.
  • Lim, K.-B.
  • Paik, K.-H.
  • Yoon, H.-J.

Abstract
    The oceanographic characteristics of the Gulf of Yeongil were studied by using salinity and density readings obtained "in situ" from September 1985 to August 1987. The characteristics of salinity and density are directly affected by fresh waters induced from precipitation in summer and evaporation induced from latent heat loss in winter. Seasonal and annual variations of all horizontal stations are very similar to one another. Vertical variations of stations located in order to observe the vertical characteristics appear sharply to have an effect on the stratification patterns, such as halocline and pycnocline in summer and the homogeneous patterns In winter. lnter~;~sting variations are found out the stratification patterns at the surface layer in July and the upwelling phenomena at the bottom layer in August. Jt indicates that the former is the result of an inflow of fresh water from the Hyungsan River and the latter is the result of an intrusion of cold water from the East Sea.

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