Analysis of Near Surface Circulation of the Japan East Sea
SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA
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The long-term goal is to study the variability of the upper ocean current systems and their relationship to meteorological forcing. To this end, spatially coherent field observations are required of the ocean response and the atmospheric forcing. A new instrument, the MINIMET, a water following drifter, was designed as a tool to obtain ocean and atmospheric data. Arrays of MINIMETS will be utilized in a coordinated field experiment in marginal seas to study wind-driven ocean currents.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography