Features of the water-mass front in the northwestern North Pacific

Zhang Ruo-Chao Zhang, K. Hanawa

研究成果: Article査読

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Analysis of the hydrographic data has revealed a water-mass front defined as the abrupt change of mixing rates between the two typical water masses. Typical water masses are situated above the main thermocline in the subtropical and subpolar gyres. This front, termed Water-Mass Front in the present study, can be regarded as the boundary between the subtropical gyre and the subpolar gyre. The index for detecting the frontal position from the temperature field is given as the 5°C isotherm at the 300-m level. Comparisons with data from previous studies are also made, and this front appears to correspond to the Subarctic Front in almost every instance. -Authors

ジャーナルJournal of Geophysical Research
出版ステータスPublished - 1993 1月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 地球物理学
  • 林業
  • 海洋学
  • 水圏科学
  • 生態学
  • 水の科学と技術
  • 土壌科学
  • 地球化学および岩石学
  • 地表過程
  • 大気科学
  • 地球惑星科学(その他)
  • 宇宙惑星科学
  • 古生物学


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