Kim, H.; Kim, Y.-K.; Woo, S.-B., and Kim, M.-S., 2018. Numerical study on the meteo-tsunami caused by high pressure system in winter season. In: Shim, J.-S.; Chun, I., and Lim, H.S. (eds.), Proceedings from the International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2018 (Busan, Republic of Korea). Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 85, pp. 861–865. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.

The Yellow Sea is the area of the world where meteo-tsunamis are frequent along with the Mediterranean. Kim et al. 2016 reported that most meteo-tsunami events occur in spring (~ 60%), but approximately 30% also occur in winter along the west coast of the Korean peninsula. Unlike meteo-tsunamis occurring in spring, a meteo-tsunami occurring in winter could be caused by mechanical atmospheric instability following the expansion of a high-pressure system like the Siberian high. In this study, Synoptic weather analysis was performed on some meteo-tsunami events during winter season. As a result, most of the meteo-tsunami events were caused by a discontinuity of the instability when the high-pressure system expanded to the west coast of the Korean peninsula.

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