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The origin of the North Pacific Intermediate Water
Possible source regions of the North Pacific Intermediate Water (NPIW) were investigated with synoptic conductivity-temperature-depth surveys. In the Okhotsk Sea Kuril Basin a pycnostad (referred toExpand
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Hydrographic Structure and Variability in the Kuroshio-Oyashio Transition Area
The hydrographic structure and variability in the Kuroshio-Oyashio Transition Area of the northwestern Pacific are briefly reviewed, focusing on the circulation, frontal structure and water-massExpand
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Distribution and Modification of North Pacific Intermediate Water in the Kuroshio-Oyashio Interfrontal Zone
Abstract A multiship CTD survey was conducted in the Kuroshio-Oyash interfrontal zone in the area of 30°–41°N, 140°E–180° from May to June 1992 to examine the distribution, modification process, andExpand
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Evolution of a Kuroshio warm-core ring—variability of the hydrographic structure
Abstract The life history and structural variations of warm-core ring 86B, which detached from the Kuroshio Extension and moved northward interacting with neighboring currents over a life span ofExpand
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Possible explanation linking 18.6‐year period nodal tidal cycle with bi‐decadal variations of ocean and climate in the North Pacific
[1] Bi-decadal climate variation is dominant over the North Pacific on inter-decadal timescale; however the mechanism has not been fully understood. We here find that the bi-decadal variations in theExpand
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North Pacific Intermediate Water: Progress in SAGE (SubArctic Gyre Experiment) and Related Projects
We survey the recent progress in studies of North Pacific Intermediate Water (NPIW) in SAGE (SubArctic Gyre Experiment), including important results obtained from related projects. IntensiveExpand
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Roles of the Okhotsk Sea and Gulf of Alaska in forming the North Pacific Intermediate Water
Recently obtained World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) sections and pre-WOCE hydrography are used to study the water-mass structure and formation and transformation of North Pacific IntermediateExpand
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Bidecadal variability in the intermediate waters of the northwestern subarctic Pacific and the Okhotsk Sea in relation to 18.6‐year period nodal tidal cycle
[1] On the basis of historical oceanographic data, we investigated the long-term variations of the intermediate waters in the four regions in the northwestern subarctic Pacific: Oyashio, Okhotsk SeaExpand
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Influence of Okhotsk Sea Intermediate Water on the Oyashio and North Pacific Intermediate Water
[1] The volume transport between the Okhotsk Sea and western subarctic North Pacific is estimated on the basis of direct current measurements made by a lowered acoustic Doppler current profilerExpand
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The 18.6-year period moon-tidal cycle in Pacific Decadal Oscillation reconstructed from tree-rings in western North America.
[1] Time-series of Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) reconstructed from tree-rings in Western North America is found to have a statistically significant periodicity of 18.6-year period lunar nodalExpand
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