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Dynamics of Ocean Currents and Fronts
Physical Oceanography
Graduate School of Oceanography
University of Rhode Island
Narragansett, RI 02882

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East China Sea

Variability of the Kuroshio in the East China Sea, and its Relationship to the Ryukyu Current

Field Program: December 2002 - November 2004

Principal Investigators:

Mark Wimbush, University of Rhode Island
D. Randolph Watts, University of Rhode Island
William J. Teague, Naval Research Laboratory

Funding for this project was supplied by the Office of Naval Research


To characterize and understand the dynamics of the time varying structure and transport of the Western Boundary Current system at 26-28N in the Northwest Pacific Ocean, in particular the Kuroshio in the East China Sea (ECS), and the Ryukyu Current.

East China Sea IES Array

           Schematic paths of the Kuroshio and its branches in the ECS.
            IES array is indicated by the blue diamonds and triangles.


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