Continental Shelf Embayments of the Eastern Margin of the Philippines; Lamon Bay Stratification & Circulation
Final rept. 1 May 2013-30 Apr 2015
LAMONT-DOHERTY EARTH OBSERVATORY PALISADES NY
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The spatial and temporal shelfslope interactions processes within and at the boundaries of Lamon Bay may be instrumental in the origin and dynamics of the Kuroshio Current including the links of the Kuroshio to the North Pacific subtropical gyre and Pacific North Equatorial Current Bifurcation. The cyclonic dipole circulation of the southwest Lamon Bay is likely closely linked to the active marine ecosystem characteristic, and shelfslope interaction. The objectives of the Lamon Bay program, a component of the OKMC DRI, are to quantity the spatial and temporal characteristics of the ocean processes governing the stratification circulation within Lamon Bay, including shelf slope exchange, and their relationship to regional marine ecosystems, as well as to investigate linkage of Lamon Bay oceanography to the larger scale, such as the development of the Kuroshio. The objectives are attained utilizing the observations obtained during the RV Revelle in MayJune 2011 and AprilMay 2012 research cruises time series from moorings spanning the cruises as well as satellite derived data and other observations collected as part of the OKMC program.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography