Integrated Study of the Dynamics of the Kuroshio Intrusion and Effects on Acoustic Propagation
Technical Report,01 Apr 2008,31 Dec 2013
University of Washington Seattle United States
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The Quantifying, Predicting and Exploiting Uncertainty QPE program glider component employed four Seagliders operating over a span of four months to sample the Kuroshio Current as it intruded onto the shelfslope region of the East China Sea. Glider occupied repeated sections across the Kuroshio while being carried eastward, downstream. At roughly 123 deg 30 E, gliders left the Kuroshio, navigating southward out of the strong flow, and then making their way west to reinsert into the boundary flow at 122 deg 30 E. Glider data were used to initialize the MIT-MSEAS model for runs that could then be evaluated against synoptic surveys collected using a ship-based towed, undulating profiler.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography