Formation region of North Pacific subtropical mode water in the late winter of 2003

@article{Oka2003FormationRO,
  title={Formation region of North Pacific subtropical mode water in the late winter of 2003},
  author={Eitarou Oka and Toshio Suga},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2003},
  volume={30}
}
  • E. OkaT. Suga
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Environmental Science
  • Geophysical Research Letters
The mixed layer structure and properties in the formation region of the North Pacific Subtropical Mode Water (STMW) east of Japan in the late winter of 2003 were examined using temperature and salinity data primarily from Argo profiling floats. The formation region extends south of the Kuroshio Extension, between 30°N and 35°N and as far east as 175°E. It is characterized by a mixed layer with depths greater than 200db and meridionally uniform temperature between 16.5°C and 18.2°C, associated… 

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