Sea of Japan faster than other areas of the ocean responds to warming

Sea of Japan faster than other regions of the oceans respond to global warming, the temperature and acidity of the water it is growing almost twice as active than in other areas of the oceans, according to RIA Novosti Deputy Director, Pacific Oceanological Institute, Far Eastern Branch (FEB RAS), Vyacheslav Lobanov.

This conclusion was made on the basis of 11 years of Russian-Korean monitor changes in the Sea of Japan.

"Launched in 1999 by scientists of both countries, the cycle of joint observations showed that the Sea of Japan are much more responsive to global warming than other parts of the world ocean. Here almost double speed increases the temperature and acidity of the water," — said the source.

According to him, these studies were continued during two expeditions this year. One of them ended in those days on the vessel "Academician Oparin." Russian and Korean scientists have studied the dynamics of the carbon cycle and marine ecosystem response to change. Processing of the results of studies this year will take a few months.

In addition, the study of changes in the Sea of Japan from typhoon by scientists on the research vessel "Meadow". "For this purpose, use the most modern oceanographic equipment, including autonomous recorders flows and operational satellite data. During the expedition except POI Together with staff and students of St. Petersburg and the Far Eastern Federal University," — said Lobanov.

He noted that the results of the study the rapid changes in water temperature in the area of the finds of the Transfiguration to the village and increased flows during high winds.

"In this case there is a significant change in the flow of Primorsky flow, accompanied by a rise in the offshore waters of the deep layers of the sea," — said the source.

He noted that the dynamics during the fall of this year is very different from previous years, when the area of the Gulf of Peter the Great came the warm waters of the south-western regions. All this has a significant impact on both the coastal weather and the behavior of marine life. In the future, the scientists plan to continue the research to uncover the causes and better understand the impact of climate change.

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