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Changing Asia-Pacific Marginal Seas

  • Chen-Tung Arthur Chen
  • Xinyu Guo


  • Provides an extensive review of temporal changes in the Asia-Pacific marginal seas and two western boundary currents in the Northwest Pacific

  • Provides the latest information on the long-term changes in the marginal seas and alerts readers to future changes

  • Covers topics including physical, chemical, and biological oceanography as well as remote sensing and related biogeochemical processes


Part of the Atmosphere, Earth, Ocean & Space book series (AEONS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Chen-Tung Arthur Chen, Xinyu Guo
    Pages 1-4
  3. Chen-Tung Arthur Chen, Shujie Yu, Ting-Hsuan Huang, Yan Bai, Xianqiang He
    Pages 5-18
  4. Takuya Nakanowatari, Humio Mitsudera
    Pages 19-56
  5. Chen-Tung Arthur Chen, Shujie Yu, Ting-Hsuan Huang, Yan Bai, Xianqiang He
    Pages 57-68
  6. Hao Wei, Haiyan Zhang, Wei Yang, Jianlong Feng, Cuicui Zhang
    Pages 105-120
  7. Wei-dong Zhai, Li-wen Zheng, Cheng-long Li, Tian-qi Xiong, Song-yin Wang
    Pages 121-137
  8. Takeshi Matsuno
    Pages 139-153
  9. Jianfang Chen, Dewang Li, Haiyan Jin, Zhibing Jiang, Bin Wang, Bin Wu et al.
    Pages 155-178
  10. Jianping Gan, Zhiqiang Liu, Chiwing Rex Hui, Yao Tang, Zhongya Cai, Junlu Li
    Pages 179-201
  11. Chen-Tung Arthur Chen, Shujie Yu, Ting-Hsuan Huang, Hon-Kit Lui, Yan Bai, Xianqiang He
    Pages 203-216
  12. Hon-Kit Lui, Chen-Tung Arthur Chen, Wei-Ping Hou, Shujie Yu, Jui-Wen Chan, Yan Bai et al.
    Pages 307-320

About this book


This book discusses temporal changes in six Asia-Pacific marginal seas and two west boundary currents in the Northwest Pacific. Covering time scales varying from years to decades, it provides a comprehensive review of the long-term changes in various physical variables, including sea level, sea surface temperature, water mass index, current and transport, as well as local issues such as sea ice and tidal mixing, and the processes and dynamics that govern them. The book also examines biogeochemical variables, such as nutrients, oxygen, pH, water transparency, ocean acidification, eutrophication and productivity, and explores future trends.

Offering a holistic view of the changes that have occurred in the Asia-Pacific marginal seas and those that are likely to occur in the future, this book will appeal to readers from all fields of oceanography.


Asia-Pacific Marginal Seas Sea Level of Asia Pacific Sea Surface Temperature Water Mass Current and Transport Nutrients in Marginal Seas Oxygen Changes in Asia Pacific pH of Water Ocean Acidification Eutrophication

Editors and affiliations

  • Chen-Tung Arthur Chen
    • 1
  • Xinyu Guo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OceanographyNational Sun Yat-sen UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan
  2. 2.Center for Marine Environmental StudiesEhime UniversityMatsuyamaJapan

About the editors

Chen-Tung Arthur Chen has been a Professor of the Department of Oceanography since 1985. He has sat on numerous international committees, including the International Geoshpere-Bioshpere Programme(vice chair between 2009-2015), the IGBP/IHDP/WCRP/DIVERSITAS GCP, MAIRS, SCOR and WOCE. He also served as one of the executives of the JGOFS SSC between 1992–1995. Prior to that, he had helped to form the Joint JGOFS/LOICZ Marginal Seas Task Team in 1991, and served as its chairman until 1995. Prof. Chen is an associate editor of Mar. Chem. (since 1993), Cont. Shelf Res. (Since Oct. 2016), Acta Oceanol. Sin. (Since Oct. 2016), and an editorial board member of J. Marine Syst. (since 2001), Acta Oceanol. Sin. (2004 – Sept. 2016) and Cont. Shelf Res. (2007 – Sept. 2016). He also served as an editor of the J. Oceanogr. between 1998 and 2010. Prof. Chen's specialty is on the nutrients and carbon cycle in the oceans, ocean acidification (including hydrothermal systems), global change (including paleoclimates) and sediment heavy metals. His recent work is across disciplines toward integrated Earth System science on the regional to global scales. Besides having 400 of his own scientific papers published, he was awarded the highly-coveted 5M¥ Biwako Prize for Ecology from Japan in 1997 and is a Chair Professor of the NSYSU since 2006.

Xinyu Guo has been a professor of Center for Marine Environmental Studies, Ehime University since 2014. He mainly studies circulations and nutrient transport in the Kuroshio and the adjacent shelf seas using numerical models and historical data analysis. He has published more than 100 papers on these topics. He served as an editor for Journal of Oceanography from 2006 to 2014.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Changing Asia-Pacific Marginal Seas
  • Editors Chen-Tung Arthur Chen
    Xinyu Guo
  • Series Title Atmosphere, Earth, Ocean & Space
  • Series Abbreviated Title Atmosphere, Earth, Ocean & Space
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-4885-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-4888-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-4886-4
  • Series ISSN 2524-440X
  • Series E-ISSN 2524-4418
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 320
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 109 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oceanography
    Earth System Sciences
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