Kuroshio Meanders in the East China Sea

  title={Kuroshio Meanders in the East China Sea},
  author={Charles James and Mark Wimbush},
An array of seven inverted echo sounders was moored along and across the Kuroshio in the East China Sea for more than one year. The data from this array show evidence of energetic meanders with periods of 7, 11, and 16 days. The respective phase velocities of these meanders are 28, 20, and 17 km day21 downstream. The 7and 16-day waves are intermittent, but the 11-day waves are present throughout the deployment. The instability responsible for these waves is investigated with a spectral… CONTINUE READING