Western pacific and marginal sea processes

Tangdong Qu, Tomoki Tozuka, Shinichiro Kida, Xinyu Guo, Yasumasa Miyazawa, Qinyu Liu

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This article focuses on the physical and dynamical processes of the marginal seas of the Western Pacific. The nature of the circulation regimes and their interconnectivity are discussed in detail, with emphasis on individual basins. In addition to the Kuroshio and its variability in the North Pacific, the circulation regimes in the South China Sea and Indonesian Seas are presented for an overall view of the circulation system. These circulations play important roles in regional ocean dynamics and global climate variations such as the El Niño/Southern Oscillation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndo-pacific Climate Variability And Predictability
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Number of pages46
ISBN (Electronic)9789814696623
ISBN (Print)9789814696616
Publication statusPublished - Dec 9 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Environmental Science


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