Exchanges Between the N. Pacific Ocean and Its Marginal Seas
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It is the long-term goal of the principal investigators of this grant to better understand the circulation of the N. Pacific Ocean and its marginal seas, especially the flow and water masses in the thermocline and above. The objectives of this work are to examine measurements collected in recent years in the western N. Pacific and its marginal seas Japan Sea, Okhotsk Sea, Bering Sea, and CTD profiles collected from Argo floats, in the context of the NRL high-resolution model of the N. Pacific. We are especially interested in examining the production and spreading of North Pacific Intermediate Water NPIW in both the model and the data.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography