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Sea level rise, surface warming, and the weakened buffering ability of South China Sea to strong typhoons in recent decades

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Title
Sea level rise, surface warming, and the weakened buffering ability of South China Sea to strong typhoons in recent decades
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Scientific Reports, August 2017
DOI 10.1038/s41598-017-07572-3
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Jingru Sun, Leo Oey, F.-H. Xu, Y.-C. Lin

Abstract

Each year, a number of typhoons in the western North Pacific pass through the Luzon Strait into South China Sea (SCS). Although the storms remain above a warm open sea, the majority of them weaken due to atmospheric and oceanic environments unfavorable for typhoon intensification in SCS, which therefore serves as a natural buffer that shields the surrounding coasts from potentially more powerful storms. This study examines how this buffer has changed over inter-decadal and longer time scales. We show that the buffer weakens (i.e. greater potential for more powerful typhoons) in negative Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) years, as well as with sea-level-rise and surface warming, caused primarily by the deepening of the ocean's 26 °C isotherm Z 26 . A new Intensity Change Index is proposed to describe the typhoon intensity change as a function of Z 26 and other environmental variables. In SCS, the new index accounts for as high as 75% of the total variance of typhoon intensity change.

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Unknown 20 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 25%
Student > Master 5 25%
Researcher 4 20%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 5%
Student > Bachelor 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 3 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 8 40%
Engineering 3 15%
Environmental Science 2 10%
Physics and Astronomy 2 10%
Arts and Humanities 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 20%

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