Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Climatic influences on southern makassar strait salinity over the past century||Authors:||Murty, Sujata Annavarapu
Goodkin, Nathalie F.
Switzer, Adam Douglas
Gordon, A. L.
|Keywords:||Indonesian Throughflow (ITF)
East Asian Winter Monsoon (EAWM)
|Issue Date:||2017||Source:||Murty, S. A., Goodkin, N. F., Halide, H., Natawidjaja, D., Suwargadi, B., Suprihanto, I., . . . Gordon, A. L. (2017). Climatic Influences on Southern Makassar Strait Salinity Over the Past Century. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(23), 11,967-11,975. doi:10.1002/2017GL075504||Series/Report no.:||Geophysical Research Letters||Abstract:||The Indonesian Throughflow (ITF) is a globally important ocean current that fuels heat and buoyancy fluxes throughout the Indo‐Pacific and is known to covary in strength with the El Niño Southern Oscillation at interannual time scales. A climate system with a less well‐quantified impact on the ITF is the East Asian Winter Monsoon (EAWM), which drives less saline surface waters from the South China Sea (SCS) into the Makassar Strait, obstructing surface ITF flow. We present a subannually resolved record of sea surface salinity (SSS) from 1927 to 2011 based on coral δ18O from the Makassar Strait that reveals variability in the relative contributions of different source waters to the surface waters of the Makassar Strait during the boreal winter monsoon. We find that the EAWM (January–March) strongly influences interannual SSS variability during boreal winter over the twentieth century (r = 0.54, p << 0.0001), impacting surface water circulation in the SCS and Indonesian Seas.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/89816
|ISSN:||0094-8276||DOI:||10.1002/2017GL075504||Rights:||© 2017 The Authors. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.||Fulltext Permission:||open||Fulltext Availability:||With Fulltext|
|Appears in Collections:||EOS Journal Articles|
Files in This Item:
|Climatic influences on southern makassar strait salinity over the past century.pdf||730.52 kB||Adobe PDF|
Items in DR-NTU are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.