Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 19 Issue 03

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Volume 19, No. 3
Pages 76 - 85


Rapid Variability in the Japan/East Sea: Basin Oscillations, Internal Tides, and Near-Inertial Oscillations

Jae-Hun Park D. Randolph WattsMark WimbushJeffrey W. BookKaren L. TraceyYongsheng Xu
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Many processes contribute to the variations of currents, sea surface height (SSH), and thermocline depth in marginal seas. Energetic examples range broadly over time scales from slow mesoscale and interannual variations to rapid basin oscillations, internal tides, and near-inertial oscillations. Our measurement array in the Japan/East Sea (JES) offered a special opportunity to study these processes simultaneously, revealing important interconnections among them.


Park, J.-H., D.R. Watts, M. Wimbush, J.W. Book, K.L. Tracey, and Y. Xu. 2006. Rapid variability in the Japan/East Sea: Basin oscillations, internal tides, and near-inertial oscillations. Oceanography 19(3):76–85, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.45.

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