Progress of large-scale air-sea interaction studies in China

  • Pu Shuzhen
  • Zhao Jinping
  • Yu Weidong
  • Zhao Yongping
  • Yang Bo


This paper summarizes the progress of large-scale air-sea interaction studies that has been achieved in China in the four-year period from July 1998 to July 2002, including seven aspects in the area of the air-sea interaction, namely air-sea interaction related to the tropical Pacific Ocean, monsoon-related air-sea interaction, air-sea interaction in the north Pacific Ocean, air-sea interaction in the Indian Ocean, air-sea interactions in the global oceans, field experiments, and oceanic cruise surveys. However more attention has been paid to the first and the second aspects because a large number of papers in the reference literature for preparing and organizing this paper are concentrated in the tropical Pacific Ocean, such as the ENSO process with its climatic effects and dynamics, and the monsoon-related air-sea interaction. The literature also involves various phenomena with their different time and spatial scales such as intraseasonal, annual, interannual, and interdecadal variabilities in the atmosphere/ocean interaction system, reflecting the contemporary themes in the four-year period at the beginning of an era from the post-TOGA to CLIVAR studies. Apparently, it is a difficult task to summarize the great progress in this area, as it is extracted from a large quantity of literature, although the authors tried very hard.

Key words

air-sea interaction various time and spatial scales atmosphere/ocean variability climatic abnormality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pu Shuzhen
    • 1
  • Zhao Jinping
    • 1
  • Yu Weidong
    • 1
  • Zhao Yongping
    • 2
  • Yang Bo
    • 1
  1. 1.First Institute of OceanographyState Oceanic AdministrationQingdao
  2. 2.Institute of OceanologyChinese Academy of SciencesQingdao

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