Eddies and the Kuroshio between Luzon and Northeastern Taiwan: Integration of In Situ Observations and Remote Sensing Data
Technical Report,01 Jul 2015,30 Jun 2016
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Woods Hole United States
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The major goal of the project was to characterize variability of the Kuroshio east of Taiwan and to understand 1 how this variability is related to variability in the upstream region, where the North Equatorial Current bifurcates forming the northward-flowing Kuroshio and the southward-flowing Mindanao Current and 2 how westward-propagating mesoscale eddies that arrive along Taiwan from the North Pacific ocean interior shape Kuroshio variability. The projects analysis and data integrations will help establish the advective versus the eddy-driven contributions to Kuroshio variability east of Taiwan.