Accession Number : ADA258406
Title : Kuroshio Extension Regional Experiment (KERE) 1992 Field Program
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEANOGRAPHY DIV
Personal Author(s) : Hallock, Z R ; Teague, W J
Report Date : Oct 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 16
Abstract : The primary focus of the KERE oceanographic field program is the observation of the hypothetical Pacific Deep Western Boundary Current (DWBC), analogous to the DWBC found in the Atlantic. The model of Stommel and Arons (1960) suggests that a Pacific DWBC should exist but that near Japan it could be northward or southward, depending on model parameters. Observations in this region are relatively sparse. This objective is being addressed with five current meter moorings (CMMs) deployed across the Japan Trench east of Honshu and by a hydrographic section conducted during the deployment cruise in July 1992.
Descriptors : *OCEAN CURRENTS , *PACIFIC OCEAN , *OCEANOGRAPHY , DEPLOYMENT , MODELS , OBSERVATION , FORECASTING , HEIGHT FINDING , MOORING , REGIONS , JAPAN , FLOATS , BOUNDARIES , OCEANS
Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE