Principal Investigators


Picture of Meghan CroninMeghan Cronin, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, Washington
Studying the upper-ocean heat hudget at KEO using the air-sea heat, moisture and momentum fluxes. Measuring the air-sea CO2 flux, surface and subsurface temperature and salinity, and near surface ocean currents.

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Picture of Kathleen DonohueKathleen Donohue, Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, Rhode Island
Using highly resolved sections within broad-scale synoptic CTD/ADCP surveys to explore the synoptic character of the Kuroshio Extension.

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Picture of Peter HackerPeter Hacker, University of Hawaii
Recirculation Gyre south of the Kuroshio Extension during May to November 2004 as measured by profiling floats.

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Picture of Nelson HoggNelson Hogg, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Barotropic Rossby waves propagating through the KESS regions as seen in current meter data.

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Picture of Steven JayneSteven Jayne, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Recirculation Gyres around the Kuroshio Extension observed by KESS current meters and POP model simulations. Estimating the total transports in the recirculations.

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Picture of Julie McCleanJulie McClean, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Perspectives from the POP model.

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Picture of Humio MitsuderaHumio Mitsudera, Hokkaido University
Argo Profiling Floats

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Picture of Genta MizutaGenta Mizuta, Hokkaido University
Rossby wave radiation for an eastward jet and recirculation gyres. Determining the horizontal/vertical structure, wavenumbers, and frequencies of the waves/eddies. Rectification of wave energy.

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Picture of Bo QiuBo Qiu, University of Hawaii
Using Satellite Sea Surface Height/Floats to determine the dynamic state transitions of the KESS system. Their causes and impact on the upper-ocean water mass structures.

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Picture of Luc RainvilleLuc Rainville, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Research involving moored profiler and current meter mooring data. Subtropical Mode Water formations observations and model perspectives

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Picture of Youichi TanimotoYouichi Tanimoto, Hokkaido University
In-situ observations of low level clouds and atmospheric mixing layer over Kuroshio Extension.

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Picture of D. Randolph WattsD. Randolph Watts, Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, Rhode Island
The effects of mesoscale meanders and eddies on larger and smaller scale processes: case-studies and statistical summaries of interactions between eddies and mean circulation, baroclinic / barotropic coupling of upper and deep ocean flow, and cross-frontal exchange processes.

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Picture of Shang-Ping XieShang-Ping Xie, International Pacific Research Center/University of Hawaii
In-situ observations of low level clouds and atmospheric mixing layer over Kuroshio Extension.

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