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[AOS17-01] The progress of the Kuroshio large meander in and after 2017
Keywords:The Kuroshio, Kuroshio large meander, Forecast, Ocean Data Assimilation
In August 2017, the Kuroshio developed a large meander (LM) for the first time in 12 years. A small meander that developed southeast of Japan’s Kyushu Island in late March 2017 and propagated eastward to waters off the country’s Tokai region in August is considered to have induced the Kuroshio LM. In August, MOVE/MRI.COM-WNP successfully forecasted the generation of the Kuroshio LM and JMA published a press release about the probabilityof the Kuroshio LM.
This presentation shows the progress of the Kuroshio LM in and after 2017 as contrasted with the past cases.