Kuroshio Extension System Study

KESS Observing Array

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.


Recent Updates

August 21, 2008
CTD data added.

August 20, 2008
CPIES data added.

July 10, 2008
Current Meter data added.

May 14, 2008
Moored Profiler data added.

April 29, 2008
New publication added.

March 11, 2008
Presentations added.

December 15, 2007
Theory discussion added.

December 8, 2007
Modeling results.

November 29, 2007
Slideshow of photos added to each cruise page.

November 20, 2007
1/10° POP model information added.

November 12, 2007
Added abstracts for each publication.

November 8, 2007
New XBT section for 2006 cruise.

October 20, 2007
New Principal Investigators page.

October 12, 2007
New look to the site.