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dc.contributor.authorAndres, Magdalena  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorJan, Sen  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorSanford, Thomas B.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorMensah, Vigan  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorCenturioni, Luca R.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBook, Jeffrey W.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-19T17:30:35Z
dc.date.available2016-02-19T17:30:35Z
dc.date.issued2015-12
dc.identifier.citationOceanography 28, no. 4 (2015): 84-95en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/7789
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © The Oceanography Society, 2015. This article is posted here by permission of The Oceanography Society for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Oceanography 28, no. 4 (2015): 84-95, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2015.84.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the subtropical western North Pacific Ocean, the Kuroshio delivers heat, salt, and momentum poleward, much like its North Atlantic analog, the Gulf Stream. Though the Kuroshio generally flows along the western boundary from Taiwan to southeastern Japan as an “attached” current, the Kuroshio’s strength, vertical structure, and horizontal position undergo significant temporal and spatial variability along this entire route. Ubiquitous mesoscale eddies and complicated topography associated with a string of marginal seas combine to make the western North Pacific a region with complex circulation. Here, we synthesize results from the recent US Origins of the Kuroshio and Mindanao Currents and Taiwan Observations of Kuroshio Transport Variability observational programs with previous findings to build a comprehensive picture of the Kuroshio on its route from northeastern Taiwan to southeastern Japan, where the current finally transitions from a western boundary current into the Kuroshio Extension, a vigorously meandering free jet.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipONR sponsored many of the field programs that are reported on in this study, including grant N00014-12- 1-0445 to MA and grant N00014-10-1-0468 to TBS. Additionally, MA received support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Endowed Fund for Innovative Research. LC and the drifter work were supported by ONR grant N0001-10-1-0273 and NOAA grant NA10OAR4320156, “The Global Drifter Program.” SJ was sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology, ROC (Taiwan) grant NSC-101-2611-M- 002-018-MY3.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe Oceanography Societyen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.84
dc.titleMean structure and variability of the Kuroshio from northeastern Taiwan to southwestern Japanen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.5670/oceanog.2015.84


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