Numerical experiments on the wind-driven circulation in the Bohai, Huanghai and East China Seas in winter

  • Wang Kai
  • Feng Shi-zuo


A new semi-implicit numerical model developed to investigaté the wind-driven circulation (with inflow and outflow) in the Bohai, Huanghai and East China Sea in winter showed that the open boundary conditions and wind forcing are important in controlling general circulation in wintertime; that open boundary conditions (such as Kuroshio, Changjiang River runoff) are primary factors controlling the East China Sea circulation; and that wind driven current is more important in the upper layer in shallow sea area (such as Bohai Sea, North Huanghai Sea, as well as coastal area) in winter. Two numerical experiments are discussed to demonstrate the circulation responding to the changes of the open boundary conditions.

Key words

Bohai Sea Huanghai Sea East China Sea winter circulation numerical experiment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wang Kai
    • 1
  • Feng Shi-zuo
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of OceanologyChinese Academy of SciencesQingdaoChina
  2. 2.Ocean University of QingdaoQingdaoChina

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