How the Kuroshio Current Delivers Nutrients to Sunlit Layers on the Continental Shelves With Aid of Near‐Inertial Waves and Turbulence

  title={How the Kuroshio Current Delivers Nutrients to Sunlit Layers on the Continental Shelves With Aid of Near‐Inertial Waves and Turbulence},
  author={Takeyoshi Nagai and Gloria Silvana Dur{\'a}n and Diego Andr{\'e} Otero and Yasutaka Mori and N. Yoshie and Kazuki Ohgi and Daisuke Hasegawa and Ayako Nishina and Toru Kobari},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  pages={6726 - 6735}
The Kuroshio Current carries a large amount of nutrients in dark subsurface layer along the southern coast of Japan. However, due to lack of sufficient multidisciplinary high‐resolution observations, it has been unclear whether and how the subsurface nutrients are injected to sunlit layers on the continental shelf. In this study, using a state‐of‐the‐art tow‐yo microstructure profiler and nitrate measurements, we show that the Kuroshio flowing on the shelfbreak induces very strong turbulent… 

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