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https://doi.org/10.5194/os-2019-96
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https://doi.org/10.5194/os-2019-96
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Submitted as: research article 04 Sep 2019

Submitted as: research article | 04 Sep 2019

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Phase Synchronisation in the Kuroshio Current System

Ann Kristin Klose1, René M. van Westen2, and Henk A. Dijkstra2,3 Ann Kristin Klose et al.
  • 1ICBM, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany
  • 2Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht, Department of Physics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • 3Center for Complex Systems Studies, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Abstract. The Kuroshio Current System in the North Pacific displays path transitions on a decadal time scale. It is known that both internal variability involving barotropic and baroclinic instabilities and remote Rossby waves induced by North Pacific wind-stress anomalies are involved in these path transitions. However, the precise coupling of both processes and its consequences for the dominant decadal transition time scale are still under discussion. Here, we analyse the output of a multi-centennial long high-resolution global climate model simulation and study phase synchronisation between Pacific zonal wind-stress anomalies and Kuroshio Current System path variability. We apply the Hilbert transform technique to determine the phase and find epochs where such phase synchronisation appears. The physics of this synchronisation is shown to occur through the effect of the vertical motion of isopycnals, as induced by the propagating Rossby waves, on the instabilities of the Kuroshio Current System.

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