Accession Number:

ADA622942

Title:

The Upper-Layer Circulation of the Japan Sea and the Arabian Marginal Seas and Gulfs: Historical Data Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The circulation of the Japan 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. The long-range objective of the Arabian Marginal Seas and Gulfs AMSG study is to better understand the relationship between the vigorous atmospheric forcing of the AMSG and the response of the upper ocean in order to be able to better predict the evolution of water properties and upper ocean currents.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE