Origins of the Kuroshio and Mindanao Currents
Technical Report,01 Dec 2009,31 Dec 2015
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Woods Hole United States
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The objectives of this program were quantifying flows and water properties, improving understanding of the dynamics of a bifurcation region, and establishing predictability of the three major currents in the region. The observational approach will have two major thrusts 1 quantifying the fluxes of mass, heat, and salt in the North Equatorial Current, the Kuroshio Current, and Mindanao Current, and 2 establishing Lagrangian patterns of flow.