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dc.contributor.authorOey, L.-Y.en_US
dc.contributor.authorY.-C. Hsinen_US
dc.contributor.authorC.-R. Wuen_US
dc.description.abstractObservations indicate that off the northeastern coast of Taiwan a branch of the Kuroshio intrudes farther northward in winter onto the shelf of the East China Sea. We demonstrate that this seasonal shift can be explained solely by winter cooling. Cooling produces downslope flux of dense shelf water that is compensated by shelfward intrusion. Parabathic isopycnals steepen eastward in winter and couple with the cross-shelf topographic slope (the “JEBAR” effect) to balance the enhanced intrusion. The downslope flow also increases vortex stretching and decreases the thickness of the inertial boundary layer, resulting in a Kuroshio that shifts closer to the shelf break.en_US
dc.relationOcean Dynamics, 60(2), 413-426.en_US
dc.subject.otherKuroshio migration Model simulation Cooling JEBARen_US
dc.titleWhy does the Kuroshio northeast of Taiwan shift shelfward in winter?en_US
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