Glider-based Observations of Kuroshio Seasonal Variability and Loop-Current Intrusion into the South China Sea
CALIFORNIA UNIV REGENTS LA JOLLA CA SCRIPPS INST OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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Two long-term goals, one technical and one scientific motivate this project. The technical goal is to advance techniques of observing the upper ocean, in this case proving the utility of underwater gliders. The scientific goal is to understand the effects of mesoscale processes on larger scales such as the general circulation, and on smaller scales such as internal waves. The proposed observational program focuses on understanding Dynamics of a strongly forced western boundary current encountering a wide strait. The intruding current s role in governing mesoscale and internal wave activity. Mesoscale response to strong monsoonal forcing. Mesoscale modulation of near-inertial and nonlinear internal wave generation and propagation.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography