Seasonal Variations of Temperature and Salinity in Incheon Coastal Area

인천 연안역의 수온 및 염분의 계절 변화

  • 최용규 (서해수산연구소 군산분소) ;
  • 신문섭 (군산대 토목공학과) ;
  • 이병걸 (제주대 해양토목공학과)
  • Published : 2000.04.01


The seasonal data obtained at National Fisheries Research and Development Institute from 1989 to 1994 were analyzed to investigate the seasonal variations of temperature and salinity in incheon coastal area. In the tidal flats covering from Incheon harbor to Sorae, the mean temperatures are higher, the amplitudes of flats, the mean salinities are lower, its amplitudes are larger, and its phases are later than those of outer tidal flats. These suggest that Inchion coastal area may be divided into two areas: the tidal flats from Incheon harbor to Sorae, which is largely influenced by the seasonal variation of solar heating, precipitation and evaporation and the outer tidal flats, which is slightly influenced by the effects of seasonal variation of salinity.


tidal flats;precipitation;evaporation


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