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Detachment and recombination of a current ring with the Kuroshio

Nature volume 274, pages 580581 (10 August 1978) | Download Citation

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A CURRENT RING detached from the large quasi-steady Kuroshio meander south of Honshu, for the first time in recorded oceanographic history, in May 1977, and its course is described here. The ring remained stationary until August, when it recombined with the main Kuroshio to reform a meander distorted in shape and upstream from the original meander.

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  1. Geophysical Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

    • HAROLD SOLOMON

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