R/V Thomas G. Thompson TN168-1

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Cruise track from R/V Thompson TN168-1The Kuroshio Extension System Study (KESS) 2-year field program began Summer 2004 with two deployment cruises. The first leg, 24-April to 1-June 2004 (38 at-sea days), departed from and returned to Yokohama, Japan on the R/V Thompson. The main objectives were:

  1. deploy an array of 50 CPIES on a grid spanning from the southern recirculation region to the mixed water regime and coordinated with Jason satellite altimeter groundtracks;
  2. conduct a Kuroshio meander / ring feature fine-scale synoptic survey using deep-reaching (750m) ADCP and rapid CTDs to 1200m;
  3. collect 125 calibration CTD profiles at each CPIES site;
  4. launch four APEX/Argo profiling floats at CPIES/CTD sites in the southern recirculation.

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Science Participants

Name Institution Responsibility
D. Randolph Watts Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island Chief Scientist
Kathleen Donohue Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island Co-Chief Scientist
Cristin Ashmankas Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island Watch
Jae-Hun Park Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island Watch
Rebecca Briggs Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island Watch
Karen Tracey Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island Watch
Gerard Chaplin Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island CPIES
Garry Savoie Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island CPIES
Erran Sousa Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island CPIES
Franklin Delahoyde Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Oceanographic Data Facility CTD
Scott Hiller Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Oceanographic Data Facility CTD
James Schmitt Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Oceanographic Data Facility CTD
Tony Burke University of Washington Marine Technician
Michael Realander University of Washington Marine Technician