“Hot Spots” in the Climate System

New Developments in the Extratropical Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction Research

Editors: Nakamura, H., Isobe, A., Minobe, S., Mitsudera, H., Nonaka, M., Suga, T. (Eds.)

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This book consists of the articles from the special issue of “‘Hot Spots’ in the Climate System” in the Journal of Oceanography, Vol. 71 No. 5, 2015, comprising 9 chapters that cover a wide spectrum of topics. This spinoff book is a collection of papers on the scientific outcomes of a nationwide 5-year project funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and known internationally as the “Hot-Spot Project.” The academic achievement of the project has gained international recognition, making substantial contribution to unveiling the climatic role of warm western boundary ocean currents, including the Kuroshio, and associated oceanic fronts characterized by sharp temperature gradients and active meso-scale oceanic eddies. Specifically, those warm currents may be called “hot spots” in the climate system, as they intensively release heat and moisture to the atmosphere, thereby acting to organize clouds and precipitation systems and set conditions favorable for recurrent development of storms. This spinoff is a unique collection of the outcome of the particular project. The collected papers cover a wide range of aspects of ocean–atmosphere interaction characteristic of the oceanic fronts and continental marginal seas, unveiled through observational, theoretical, analytical, and numerical investigations. Most of the readers of the book are assumed to be researchers and graduate students who study climate dynamics, physical oceanography, atmospheric science, and air–sea interaction.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Oceanic fronts and jets around Japan: a review

    Kida, Shinichiro (et al.)

    Pages 1-30

  • Climatological mean features and interannual to decadal variability of ring formations in the Kuroshio Extension region

    Sasaki, Yoshi N. (et al.)

    Pages 31-41

  • Marine atmospheric boundary layer and low-level cloud responses to the Kuroshio Extension front in the early summer of 2012: three-vessel simultaneous observations and numerical simulations

    Kawai, Yoshimi (et al.)

    Pages 43-58

  • Heat and salt budgets of the mixed layer around the Subarctic Front of the North Pacific Ocean

    Faure, Vincent (et al.)

    Pages 59-72

  • Impact of downward heat penetration below the shallow seasonal thermocline on the sea surface temperature

    Hosoda, Shigeki (et al.)

    Pages 73-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
“Hot Spots” in the Climate System
Book Subtitle
New Developments in the Extratropical Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction Research
Editors
  • Hisashi Nakamura
  • Atsuhiko Isobe
  • Shoshiro Minobe
  • Humio Mitsudera
  • Masami Nonaka
  • Toshio Suga
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
The Oceanographic Society of Japan and Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-56053-1
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-56053-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-56051-7
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56765-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 170
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 105 illustrations in colour
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