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Kuroshio Graduate Student Support

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Technical Report,01 Jan 2010,31 Dec 2014

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University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory Seattle United States

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This grant provided partial support for two students, Ms. Kai-Chieh Yang M.S. 2012 and Ms. Leah Johnson M.S. 2014, PhD.2018. Ms. Yang assisted with ongoing glider-based observational programs in the Kuroshio Current, in the vicinity of Luzon Strait, and worked on analysis of the resulting data. Her work contributed to two papers, Rainville et al. 2013, which documented the propagation of internal tides generated at Luzon Strait, and Yang et al. 2015, which revealed the existence of a dual-core structure to the Kuroshio east of Taiwan. Ms Yang continued her studies at National Taiwan University after completion of her M.S. at the University of Washington, and received her Ph.D. in 2017. Ms. Johnson initially focused on understanding signatures in upper ocean variability that might be indicative of restratification driven by mixed layer instabilities submesoscale eddies that can rapidly restratify the upper ocean and searched for these fingerprints over the global ocean,using data set provide by the Argo program, reporting her results in Johnson et al. 2016. Her Ph.D. research investigates these and related dynamics using 3D synoptic surveys in the California Current, conducted as part of the ONR Assessing the Effects of Submesocale Ocean Parameterizations AESOP Departmental Research Initiative.

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  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

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