The Kuroshio and Mixing Phenomena


The speaker presents mixing phenomena associated with the Kuroshio. A brief introduction of the Kuroshio is made and compared with the properties of the Gulf Stream. The presentation covers four topics based on separate field campaigns: 1) low salinity water mass at the Kuroshio front; 2) wake behind a deep island; 3) high chlorophyll patch in the Kuroshio extension; and 4) Ring and western boundary current interactions.