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Title: Wintertime current meter measurements from the East China Sea

An array of three current meters were anchored on the continental shelf of the East China Sea during the last half of February 1975 as part of the Japanese Air Mass Transformation Experiment, AMTEX-75. The results indicate that the currents are dominated by the rotational semidiurnal M/sub 2/ tidal component superimposed on a slow mean drift to the northeast. Differences in direction of several days duration between two of the current meters suggest the presence of transient mesoscale eddies or meanders in the flow regime.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5939636
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J. Phys. Oceanogr.; (United States); Journal Volume: 11:9
Research Org:
Environmental Sciences Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; SEAS; WATER CURRENTS; CHINA; DAILY VARIATIONS; TIDE; TOPOGRAPHY; VELOCITY; ASIA; CURRENTS; SURFACE WATERS; VARIATIONS 580500* -- Oceanography-- (1980-1989)