Meghan Cronin, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, Washington
Studying the upper-ocean heat budget at KEO using the air-sea heat, moisture and momentum fluxes. Measuring the air-sea CO2 flux, surface and subsurface temperature and salinity, and near surface ocean currents.
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Kathleen Donohue, Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, Rhode Island
Using highly resolved sections within broad-scale synoptic CTD/ADCP surveys to explore the synoptic character of the Kuroshio Extension.
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Steven Jayne, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Recirculation Gyres around the Kuroshio Extension observed by KESS current meters and POP model simulations. Estimating the total transports in the recirculations.
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Bo Qiu, University of Hawaii
Using Satellite Sea Surface Height/Floats to determine the dynamic state transitions of the KESS system. Their causes and impact on the upper-ocean water mass structures.
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Luc Rainville, University of Washington – Applied Physics Lab
Research involving moored profiler and current meter mooring data. Subtropical Mode Water formations observations and model perspectives
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D. Randolph Watts, Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, Rhode Island
The effects of mesoscale meanders and eddies on larger and smaller scale processes: case-studies and statistical summaries of interactions between eddies and mean circulation, baroclinic/barotropic coupling of upper and deep ocean flow, and cross-frontal exchange processes.
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Genta Mizuta, Hokkaido University
Rossby wave radiation for an eastward jet and recirculation gyres. Determining the horizontal/vertical structure, wavenumbers, and frequencies of the waves/eddies. Rectification of wave energy.
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Shang-Ping Xie, International Pacific Research Center/University of Hawaii
In-situ observations of low level clouds and atmospheric mixing layer over Kuroshio Extension.
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Stephanie Waterman, University of British Columbia
Western boundary current jets and their recirculation gyres, in particular the role of eddy fluxes in these systems.
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