XBT Analysis - Kuroshio Current velocity at 34°N
The Kuroshio Current
Location of PX05, which is used to compute the Kuroshio Current velocity at 34°N, overlaid on the (left) Mean Dynamic Topography, and (right) Mean Geostrophic Velocity from the MDT_CNES-CLS09 climatology.
Mean Kuroshio Current velocity (34°N)
Baroclinic geostrophic velocity accross PX05 based on preliminary analysis of the XBT data.
The XBT data along PX05 can be obtained here>>
The Mean Dynamic Topography and Mean Geostrophic Velocity fields are from the MDT_CNES-CLS09 climatology produced by CLS Space Oceanography Division and distributed by AVISO, with support from CNES.