Kuroshio Observation Program: Towards Real-Time Monitoring the Japanese Coastal Waters

Alexander Ostrovskii, Arata Kaneko, Alice Stuart-Menteth, Kensuke Takeuchi, Toshio Yamagata, Jae Hun Park, Xiao Hua Zhu, Noriaki Gohda, Hiroshi Ichikawa, Kaoru Ichikawa, Atsuhiko Isobe, Masanori Konda, Shin Ichiro Umatani

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

The challenge of predicting the Japanese coastal ocean motivated Frontier Observational Research System for Global Change (FORSGC) and the Japan Marine Science and Technology Center (JAMSTEC) to start a multiyear observational programme in the upstream Kuroshio in November 2000. This field effort, the Kuroshio Observation Program (KOP), should enable us to determine the barotropic and baroclinic components of the western boundary current system, thus, to better understand interactions of the currents with mesoscale eddies, the Kuroshio instabilities, and path bimodality. We, then, will be able to improve modeling predictability of the mesoscale, seasonal, and inter-annual processes in the midstream Kuroshio near the Japanese main islands by using this knowledge. The KOP is focused on an enhanced regional coverage of the sea surface height variability and the baroclinic structure of the mainstream Kuroshio in the East China Sea, the Ryukyu Current east of the Ryukyu's, and the Kuroshio recirculation. An attractive approach of the KOP is a development of a new data acquisition system via acoustic telemetry of the observational data. The monitoring system will provide observations for assimilation into extensive numerical models of the ocean circulation, targeting the real-time monitoring of the Japanese coastal waters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-160
Number of pages20
JournalOcean and Polar Research
Volume23
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2001

Fingerprint

coastal water
oceans
Oceanography
application coverage
marine science
East China Sea
Water
Monitoring
monitoring
Telemetering
telemetry
global change
Numerical models
acoustics
Data acquisition
Acoustics
Japan
western boundary current
mesoscale eddy
sea surface height

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aquatic Science
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Geology
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

Cite this

Ostrovskii, A., Kaneko, A., Stuart-Menteth, A., Takeuchi, K., Yamagata, T., Park, J. H., ... Umatani, S. I. (2001). Kuroshio Observation Program: Towards Real-Time Monitoring the Japanese Coastal Waters. Ocean and Polar Research, 23(2), 141-160.

Kuroshio Observation Program : Towards Real-Time Monitoring the Japanese Coastal Waters. / Ostrovskii, Alexander; Kaneko, Arata; Stuart-Menteth, Alice; Takeuchi, Kensuke; Yamagata, Toshio; Park, Jae Hun; Zhu, Xiao Hua; Gohda, Noriaki; Ichikawa, Hiroshi; Ichikawa, Kaoru; Isobe, Atsuhiko; Konda, Masanori; Umatani, Shin Ichiro.

In: Ocean and Polar Research, Vol. 23, No. 2, 01.06.2001, p. 141-160.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ostrovskii, A, Kaneko, A, Stuart-Menteth, A, Takeuchi, K, Yamagata, T, Park, JH, Zhu, XH, Gohda, N, Ichikawa, H, Ichikawa, K, Isobe, A, Konda, M & Umatani, SI 2001, 'Kuroshio Observation Program: Towards Real-Time Monitoring the Japanese Coastal Waters', Ocean and Polar Research, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 141-160.
Ostrovskii A, Kaneko A, Stuart-Menteth A, Takeuchi K, Yamagata T, Park JH et al. Kuroshio Observation Program: Towards Real-Time Monitoring the Japanese Coastal Waters. Ocean and Polar Research. 2001 Jun 1;23(2):141-160.
Ostrovskii, Alexander ; Kaneko, Arata ; Stuart-Menteth, Alice ; Takeuchi, Kensuke ; Yamagata, Toshio ; Park, Jae Hun ; Zhu, Xiao Hua ; Gohda, Noriaki ; Ichikawa, Hiroshi ; Ichikawa, Kaoru ; Isobe, Atsuhiko ; Konda, Masanori ; Umatani, Shin Ichiro. / Kuroshio Observation Program : Towards Real-Time Monitoring the Japanese Coastal Waters. In: Ocean and Polar Research. 2001 ; Vol. 23, No. 2. pp. 141-160.
@article{798f7cc357dd4a48a2517a4c2a66c691,
title = "Kuroshio Observation Program: Towards Real-Time Monitoring the Japanese Coastal Waters",
abstract = "The challenge of predicting the Japanese coastal ocean motivated Frontier Observational Research System for Global Change (FORSGC) and the Japan Marine Science and Technology Center (JAMSTEC) to start a multiyear observational programme in the upstream Kuroshio in November 2000. This field effort, the Kuroshio Observation Program (KOP), should enable us to determine the barotropic and baroclinic components of the western boundary current system, thus, to better understand interactions of the currents with mesoscale eddies, the Kuroshio instabilities, and path bimodality. We, then, will be able to improve modeling predictability of the mesoscale, seasonal, and inter-annual processes in the midstream Kuroshio near the Japanese main islands by using this knowledge. The KOP is focused on an enhanced regional coverage of the sea surface height variability and the baroclinic structure of the mainstream Kuroshio in the East China Sea, the Ryukyu Current east of the Ryukyu's, and the Kuroshio recirculation. An attractive approach of the KOP is a development of a new data acquisition system via acoustic telemetry of the observational data. The monitoring system will provide observations for assimilation into extensive numerical models of the ocean circulation, targeting the real-time monitoring of the Japanese coastal waters.",
author = "Alexander Ostrovskii and Arata Kaneko and Alice Stuart-Menteth and Kensuke Takeuchi and Toshio Yamagata and Park, {Jae Hun} and Zhu, {Xiao Hua} and Noriaki Gohda and Hiroshi Ichikawa and Kaoru Ichikawa and Atsuhiko Isobe and Masanori Konda and Umatani, {Shin Ichiro}",
year = "2001",
month = "6",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "23",
pages = "141--160",
journal = "Ocean and Polar Research",
issn = "1598-141X",
publisher = "Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Kuroshio Observation Program

T2 - Towards Real-Time Monitoring the Japanese Coastal Waters

AU - Ostrovskii, Alexander

AU - Kaneko, Arata

AU - Stuart-Menteth, Alice

AU - Takeuchi, Kensuke

AU - Yamagata, Toshio

AU - Park, Jae Hun

AU - Zhu, Xiao Hua

AU - Gohda, Noriaki

AU - Ichikawa, Hiroshi

AU - Ichikawa, Kaoru

AU - Isobe, Atsuhiko

AU - Konda, Masanori

AU - Umatani, Shin Ichiro

PY - 2001/6/1

Y1 - 2001/6/1

N2 - The challenge of predicting the Japanese coastal ocean motivated Frontier Observational Research System for Global Change (FORSGC) and the Japan Marine Science and Technology Center (JAMSTEC) to start a multiyear observational programme in the upstream Kuroshio in November 2000. This field effort, the Kuroshio Observation Program (KOP), should enable us to determine the barotropic and baroclinic components of the western boundary current system, thus, to better understand interactions of the currents with mesoscale eddies, the Kuroshio instabilities, and path bimodality. We, then, will be able to improve modeling predictability of the mesoscale, seasonal, and inter-annual processes in the midstream Kuroshio near the Japanese main islands by using this knowledge. The KOP is focused on an enhanced regional coverage of the sea surface height variability and the baroclinic structure of the mainstream Kuroshio in the East China Sea, the Ryukyu Current east of the Ryukyu's, and the Kuroshio recirculation. An attractive approach of the KOP is a development of a new data acquisition system via acoustic telemetry of the observational data. The monitoring system will provide observations for assimilation into extensive numerical models of the ocean circulation, targeting the real-time monitoring of the Japanese coastal waters.

AB - The challenge of predicting the Japanese coastal ocean motivated Frontier Observational Research System for Global Change (FORSGC) and the Japan Marine Science and Technology Center (JAMSTEC) to start a multiyear observational programme in the upstream Kuroshio in November 2000. This field effort, the Kuroshio Observation Program (KOP), should enable us to determine the barotropic and baroclinic components of the western boundary current system, thus, to better understand interactions of the currents with mesoscale eddies, the Kuroshio instabilities, and path bimodality. We, then, will be able to improve modeling predictability of the mesoscale, seasonal, and inter-annual processes in the midstream Kuroshio near the Japanese main islands by using this knowledge. The KOP is focused on an enhanced regional coverage of the sea surface height variability and the baroclinic structure of the mainstream Kuroshio in the East China Sea, the Ryukyu Current east of the Ryukyu's, and the Kuroshio recirculation. An attractive approach of the KOP is a development of a new data acquisition system via acoustic telemetry of the observational data. The monitoring system will provide observations for assimilation into extensive numerical models of the ocean circulation, targeting the real-time monitoring of the Japanese coastal waters.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0037496924&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0037496924&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0037496924

VL - 23

SP - 141

EP - 160

JO - Ocean and Polar Research

JF - Ocean and Polar Research

SN - 1598-141X

IS - 2

ER -