Studying the Origin of the Kuroshio with an Array of ADCP-CTD Moorings
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE SEATTLE United States
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Our long-term scientific goals are to understand the dynamics and identify mechanisms of small-scale processesi.e., internal tides, inertial waves, nonlinear internal waves NLIWs, and turbulence mixingin the ocean and their interaction with mesoscale processes such as western boundary currents. We aim to develop improved parameterizations of mixing for ocean models. For this study, our focus is on the origin of the Kuroshio, the interaction among internal tides, internal waves, meso-scale eddies and the Kuroshio, and the interaction of oceanic processes with the complex topography in Luzon Strait. The primary objectives of this observational program are to quantify Kuroshio properties at its origin and as it evolves downstream.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Fluid Mechanics