Cross flows in the Taiwan strait in winter

  title={Cross flows in the Taiwan strait in winter},
  author={Lie-Yauw Oey and Yu-Lin Chang and Y.-C. Lin and M. C. Chang and Sergey M. Varlamov and Yasumasa Miyazawa},
  journal={Journal of Physical Oceanography},
AbstractIn winter, a branch of the China Coastal Current can turn in the Taiwan Strait to join the poleward-flowing Taiwan Coastal Current. The associated cross-strait flows have been inferred from hydrographic and satellite data, from observed abundances off northwestern Taiwan of cold-water copepod species Calanus sinicus and, in late March of 2012, also from debris found along the northwestern shore of Taiwan of a ship that broke two weeks earlier off the coast of China. The dynamics related… 

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