Accession Number:

ADA416902

Title:

The Upper-Layer Circulation of the Japan/East Sea: Historical Data Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 May 2000-30 Apr 2003

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-08-21

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The circulation of the JapanEast Sea is characterized by significant temporal and spatial variability due to several factors, including seasonal fluctuations in the warm inflow through Tsushima Strait, branching of the Tsushima Warm Current downstream of the strait, and the formation of mesoscale eddies along these branches The long-range objective of the Japan Sea study is to understand the dynamical processes that govern this variability.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE