Accession Number : ADA310466

Title :   Satellite Observations of the Kuroshio and Kuroshio Extension Region.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 92-30 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Kelly, Katheryn A. ; Qiu, Bo

PDF Url : ADA310466

Report Date : 08 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Our goal was to characterize and understand the large-scale fluctuations in the Kuroshio Extension and its recirculation gyre on times scales from seasonal to interannual. We wished to determine the relationship of the fluctuations to forcing parameters such as surface heat fluxes, wind stress, upstream condition in the Kuroshio and possibly a deep western boundary current. As part of the overall KERE program goals, we sought to understand the dynamics of the Kuroshio Extension in comparison with the Gulf Stream.

Descriptors :   *OCEAN CURRENTS, DYNAMICS, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, VARIATIONS, BOUNDARIES, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, HEAT FLUX, WIND STRESS, DEEP OCEANS.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE