Satellite Observations of the Kuroshio and Kuroshio Extension Region.
Final rept. 1 Apr 92-30 Jun 95,
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
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Our goal was to characterize and understand the large-scale fluctuations in the Kuroshio Extension and its recirculation gyre on times scales from seasonal to interannual. We wished to determine the relationship of the fluctuations to forcing parameters such as surface heat fluxes, wind stress, upstream condition in the Kuroshio and possibly a deep western boundary current. As part of the overall KERE program goals, we sought to understand the dynamics of the Kuroshio Extension in comparison with the Gulf Stream.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography