Dynamics of Ocean
Currents and Fronts
Figure 1. Left panel: East China Sea (ECS) region; ETC = East Taiwan Channel, KG = Kerama Gap, TKS = Tokara Strait; Jason-1 altimetry tracks shown as gray lines; red bar shows position of the deployed array. Right panel: Enlargement of Kerama Gap region showing the deployed array: red dots are CPIES moorings, blue dots are CM moorings. The array is along a line across the Kerama Gap, except that one CPIES instrument near the center of the Gap is about 10 km northwest of this line. Depth contours are at 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 m.
Figure 2. Cross-section diagram of the Kerama Gap array. Four CPIESs are shown as solid red dots (open red squares immediately above represent the current sensors 50 m above the sea floor). Seven CMs on three moorings are shown as black open squares. Topography is from measurements taken on the June 2009 cruise. Note: this section across the Kerama Gap is slightly northwest of the sill, hence the maximum depth at the section is greater than the sill depth (1050 m).
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