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Effects of mesoscale eddies on the volume transport and branch pattern of the Kuroshio east of Taiwan
Yan, Xiaomei1,2,3; Zhu, Xiao-Hua2; Pang, Chongguang1,3; Zhang, Linlin1,3
2016-10-01
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS
Volume121Issue:10Pages:7683-7700
SubtypeArticle
AbstractUsing satellite altimeter data and a long-term altimetric transport index for the Kuroshio inflow northeast of Taiwan, the effects of mesoscale eddies on the Kuroshio volume transport (KVT) at the East Taiwan Channel and the branching pattern of the Kuroshio east of Taiwan are investigated at scales from those of individual events to interannual timescales. Both anticyclonic and cyclonic eddies are found to be able either to strengthen or weaken the KVT, depending on the relative strength of mass convergence and divergence produced upstream and downstream of the eddies. The major factor influencing the intensity of the Kuroshio inflow is the meridional location of the eddies. For single eddy events, the KVT is significantly correlated with the latitude of the eddy's center, the correlations being 0.44 and -0.48 for anticyclonic and cyclonic eddies, respectively. For dipole eddy events, when the direction angle falls in the interval 40-150 degrees (240-300 degrees), the KVT anomaly tends to be positive (negative). Furthermore, low KVT events generally correspond to the formation of the Ryukyu Current branch, which is also generated from strong mass divergence produced by the eddies. In addition, on interannual timescales, the variation of KVT is closely related to the relative number of anticyclonic to cyclonic eddies west of 125 degrees E, with a correlation of 0.5.
KeywordKuroshio Volume Transport Mesoscale Eddy Kuroshio Branch Interannual Variability
DOI10.1002/2016JC012038
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS IDWOS:000388602200026
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Document Type期刊论文
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Identifierhttp://ir.qdio.ac.cn/handle/337002/136220
Collection海洋环流与波动重点实验室
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Oceanol, Key Lab Ocean Circulat & Waves, Qingdao, Peoples R China
2.State Ocean Adm, Inst Oceanog 2, State Key Lab Satellite Ocean Environm Dynam, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, Peoples R China
3.Qingdao Natl Lab Marine Sci & Technol, Lab Ocean & Climate Dynam, Qingdao, Peoples R China
First Author AffilicationKey Laboratory of Ocean Circulation and Wave Studies, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Yan, Xiaomei,Zhu, Xiao-Hua,Pang, Chongguang,et al. Effects of mesoscale eddies on the volume transport and branch pattern of the Kuroshio east of Taiwan[J]. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS,2016,121(10):7683-7700.
APA Yan, Xiaomei,Zhu, Xiao-Hua,Pang, Chongguang,&Zhang, Linlin.(2016).Effects of mesoscale eddies on the volume transport and branch pattern of the Kuroshio east of Taiwan.JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS,121(10),7683-7700.
MLA Yan, Xiaomei,et al."Effects of mesoscale eddies on the volume transport and branch pattern of the Kuroshio east of Taiwan".JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS 121.10(2016):7683-7700.
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