Kuroshio Extension System Study
Kess observing array of CPIESs (red diamonds), MMPs (blue stars), and KEO buoy (light blue triangle). Profiling T/S floats were deployed within the green boxed region. Thin blue lines indicate T/P-Jason 1 ground tracks. Atmospheric soundingsa were taken throughout the array region. Solid lines are GDEM mean surface dynamic height contours in dyn cm from Teague et al. (1990). The 2000 and 4000 m isobaths are shaded dark and light gray, respectively. Eddy kinetic energy > 0.18 and 0.24 m2s-2 is shaded yellow and orange, respectively. CTD/SADCP observations were made at all CPIES sites and in three feature studies.