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Characteristics of Mesoscale Eddies in the Kuroshio-Oyashio Extension Region Detected from the Distribution of the Sea Surface Height Anomaly
Abstract This study investigates the distribution of the sea surface height anomaly (SSHA) with the aim of quantifying the characteristics of mesoscale eddies in the Kuroshio–Oyashio extension regionExpand
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Why is Trichodesmium abundant in the Kuroshio
Abstract. The genus Trichodesmium is recognized as an abundant and major diazotroph in the Kuroshio, but the reason for this remains unclear. The present study investigated the abundance ofExpand
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Water Mass Structure of Warm and Cold Anticyclonic Eddies in the Western Boundary Region of the Subarctic North Pacific
Vertical profile data of temperature and salinity from various sources were analyzed together with satellite altimeter data to investigate the water mass characteristics of warm and cold anticyclonicExpand
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Observations of vertical turbulent nitrate flux across the Kuroshio
[1] The vertical turbulent nitrate flux was calculated across the Kuroshio based on direct turbulence measurements and nitrate concentrations. Profile data were analyzed relative to the main axis ofExpand
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Impact of winter‐to‐spring environmental variability along the Kuroshio jet on the recruitment of Japanese sardine (Sardinops melanostictus)
Winter-to-spring variability in sea surface temperature (SST) and mixed layer depth (MLD) around the Kuroshio current system and its relationship to the survival rate (ln [recruit per spawning stockExpand
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Simultaneous seismic reflection and physical oceanographic observations of oceanic fine structure in the Kuroshio extension front
[1] New simultaneous seismic reflection and physical oceanographic observations east of Japan demonstrate the utility of the seismic reflection method in mapping oceanic fine structure. SyntheticExpand
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Transport and environmental temperature variability of eggs and larvae of the Japanese anchovy (Engraulis japonicus) and Japanese sardine (Sardinops melanostictus) in the western North Pacific
Numerical particle-tracking experiments were performed to investigate the transport and variability in environmental temperature experienced by eggs and larvae of Pacific stocks of the JapaneseExpand
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Mesoscale eddy effects on temporal variability of surface chlorophyll a in the Kuroshio Extension
We investigated the relationship between chlorophyll a (Chl-a) concentrations estimated from satellite observations and the activity of eddies in the Kuroshio Extension region. High (low)Expand
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Fine‐ and microstructure observations in the Urup Strait, Kuril Islands, during August 2006
[1] For the first time, we performed continuous observations of turbulent mixing upon the sill of the Urup Strait, Kuril Islands, for a period of 1 day during August of 2006. Time series of velocityExpand
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Roles of vertical behavior in the open-ocean migration of teleplanic larvae: a modeling approach to the larval transport of Japanese spiny lobster
The vertical behavior of planktonic larvae has been increasingly recognized as an important factor in their transport. However, little is known about the roles of this behavior in openocean migrationExpand
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