A review of research on the upwelling in the Taiwan Strait

Jianyu Hu, Hiroshi Kawamura, Huasheng Hong, Weiran Pan

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Research on upwelling in the Taiwan Strait, based on hydrographic observations and numerical modeling, has indicated that there are four upwelling regions in the Strait: along the southwestern coast of the Taiwan Strait (SW-upwelling region), along the north-western coast of the Taiwan Strait (NW-upwelling region), near the Taiwan Bank (TB-upwelling region), and around the Penghu Islands (PH-upwelling region). These upwellings are principally induced by the southwesterly monsoon and the ascending movement of the northward, near-bottom current along the uplifting bottom topography. The SW-upwelling and NW-upwelling occur during the southwesterly monsoon period in summer, and the TB-upwelling and PH-upwelling occur year- round with varying strength and scale.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-628
Number of pages24
JournalBulletin of Marine Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science


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