Accession Number : AD1031053

Title :   Seasonal cycle of volume transport through Kerama Gap revealed by a 20-year global HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model reanalysis

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : Naval Research Laboratory Stennis Space Center United States

Personal Author(s) : Yu,Zhitao ; Thoppil,Prasad ; Metzger,E J ; Hurlburt,Harley E ; Zamudio,Luis ; Smedstad,Ole M ; Na,Hanna ; Nakamura,Hirohiko ; Park,Jae-Hun

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Report Date : 10 Nov 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The temporal variability of volume transport from the North Pacific Ocean to the East China Sea (ECS) through Kerama Gap(between Okinawa Island and Miyakojima Islandapart of Ryukyu Islands Arc) is investigated using a 20-year global HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) reanalysis with the Navy Coupled Ocean Data Assimilation from 1993 to 2012.

Descriptors :   ocean currents , assimilation , military research , oceanography , ocean models , topography , coordinate systems

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE