The Pliocene to recent history of the Kuroshio and Tsushima Currents: a multi-proxy approach

  title={The Pliocene to recent history of the Kuroshio and Tsushima Currents: a multi-proxy approach},
  author={Stephen John Gallagher and Akihisa Kitamura and Yasufumi Iryu and Takuya Itaki and Itaru Koizumi and Peter W. Hoiles},
  journal={Progress in Earth and Planetary Science},
The Kuroshio Current is a major western boundary current controlled by the North Pacific Gyre. It brings warm subtropical waters from the Indo-Pacific Warm Pool to Japan exerting a major control on Asian climate. The Tsushima Current is a Kuroshio offshoot transporting warm water into the Japan Sea. Various proxies are used to determine the paleohistory of these currents. Sedimentological proxies such as reefs, bedforms, sediment source and sorting reveal paleocurrent strength and latitude… 

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