Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans


  1. Author's Preface to a Special Collection

    1. Top of page
    2. Author's Preface to a Special Collection
    3. Regular Articles
    4. Research Articles
    1. Effects of super typhoons on cyclonic ocean eddies in the western North Pacific: A satellite data-based evaluation between 2000 and 2008 (pages 5585–5598)

      Liang Sun, Ying-Xin Li, Yuan-Jian Yang, Qiaoyan Wu, Xue-Tao Chen, Qiu-Yang Li, Yu-Bin Li and Tao Xian

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009575

    2. Coherent intraseasonal oceanic variations in the eastern equatorial Indian Ocean and in the Lombok and Ombai Straits from observations and a high-resolution OGCM (pages 615–630)

      Iskhaq Iskandar, Yukio Masumoto, Keisuke Mizuno, Hideharu Sasaki, Azhar K. Affandi, Dedi Setiabudidaya and Fadli Syamsuddin

      Article first published online: 20 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009592

      Key Point

      • Remote and local forcing generate intrasesoanal variation in the ITF region
  2. Regular Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Author's Preface to a Special Collection
    3. Regular Articles
    4. Research Articles
    1. You have free access to this content
      Low-frequency western Pacific Ocean sea level and circulation changes due to the connectivity of the Philippine Archipelago (pages 6759–6773)

      Wei Zhuang, Bo Qiu and Yan Du

      Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009376

      Key Points

      • Coherent sea level changs around Philippine are driven by tropical Pacific wind
      • Coastal Kelvin waves convey the SSH signals from Pacific into the marginal seas
      • The around-island oceanic pathway modulates the Pacific western boundary current
    2. You have free access to this content
      Observed features of the Halmahera and Mindanao Eddies (pages 6543–6560)

      Yuji Kashino, Agus Atmadipoera, Yoshifumi Kuroda and Lukijanto

      Article first published online: 5 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009207

      Key Points

      • The Halmahera Eddy has a clear anti-cyclonic eddy structure
      • The Mindanao Eddy seems not to be a quasi-stationary eddy
      • The Halmahera Eddy shifted northwestward in boreal summer and cold phase
    3. You have free access to this content
      Effects of nonlinear physical processes on optimal error growth in predictability experiments of the Kuroshio Large Meander (pages 6425–6436)

      Qiang Wang, Mu Mu and Henk A. Dijkstra

      Article first published online: 3 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009276

      Key Points

      • Nonlinearities have important effects on prediction of Kuroshio large meander
      • Role of nonlinearity in prediction of Kuroshio large meander is revealed
      • Nonlinear method is more suitable to study predictability of Kuroshio meander
    4. You have full text access to this OnlineOpen article
      Mean circulation of the Coral Sea (pages 6385–6410)

      William S. Kessler and Sophie Cravatte

      Article first published online: 3 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009117

      Key Points

      • Argo float drift references Coral Sea climatological geostrophic currents
      • Interior and boundary current transports largely explained by the Island Rule
      • Three distinct pathways carry the SEC through the Coral Sea to the equator
    5. Present and future relationship between the East Asian winter monsoon and ENSO: Results of CMIP5 (pages 5222–5237)

      Huijun Wang, Shengping He and Jiping Liu

      Article first published online: 10 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/jgrc.20332

      Key Points

      • Some CMIP5 models can reasonably reproduce the observed ENSO-EAWM linkage
      • There is an interdecadal oscillation in the ENSO-EAWM linkage in 21th century
      • There is likely a seesaw between the ENSO's impact and AO's impact on the EAWM
    6. Decadal variations of the North Equatorial Current in the Pacific at 137°E (pages 4989–5006)

      Fangguo Zhai, Dunxin Hu and Tangdong Qu

      Article first published online: 4 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/jgrc.20391

      Key Points

      • Decadal variations of NEC transport at 137{degree sign}E over 1975-2005.
      • Gyre anomalies form in the northwestern tropical Pacific.
      • Oceanic variations are related to TPDV as well as PDO.
  3. Research Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Author's Preface to a Special Collection
    3. Regular Articles
    4. Research Articles
    1. The Southwest Pacific Ocean circulation and climate experiment (SPICE) (pages 7660–7686)

      A. Ganachaud, S. Cravatte, A. Melet, A. Schiller, N. J. Holbrook, B. M. Sloyan, M. J. Widlansky, M. Bowen, J. Verron, P. Wiles, K. Ridgway, P. Sutton, J. Sprintall, C. Steinberg, G. Brassington, W. Cai, R. Davis, F. Gasparin, L. Gourdeau, T. Hasegawa, W. Kessler, C. Maes, K. Takahashi, K. J. Richards and U. Send

      Article first published online: 19 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009678

      Key Points

      • Southwest Pacific WBCs transport large volumes toward the equator and the pole
      • Pathways are complex; water properties tend to erode during the transit
      • Variations due to seasons, ENSO and the SPCZ modulate the relative WBC strengths
    2. Multiscale dynamical analysis of a high-resolution numerical model simulation of the Solomon Sea circulation (pages 6286–6304)

      Bughsin' Djath, Jacques Verron, Angelique Melet, Lionel Gourdeau, Bernard Barnier and Jean-Marc Molines

      Article first published online: 18 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009695

      Key Points

      • The 1/36° numerical simulations of the Solomon Sea circulations are analyzed
      • The levels of eddy kinetic energy are drastically increased
      • The emergence of submesoscales is apparent and analyzed with spectral tools
    3. Interannual variability of the Kuroshio onshore intrusion along the East China Sea shelf break: Effect of the Kuroshio volume transport (pages 6190–6209)

      Chuanyu Liu, Fan Wang, Xinping Chen and Jin-Song von Storch

      Article first published online: 17 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009653

      Key Points

      • The East China Sea Kuroshio onshore intrusion shows interannual variability
      • It is caused by the Kuroshio volume transport variability through axis shift
      • Up and downstream of the intrusion area show antiphase interannual variations
    4. Role of the western tropical Pacific in the North Pacific regime shift in the winter of 1998/1999 (pages 6161–6170)

      Hyun-Su Jo, Sang-Wook Yeh and Ben P. Kirtman

      Article first published online: 17 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009527

      Key Points

      • Understanding the mechanism of North Pacific regime shift
      • Identifying the role of western tropical Pacific on the regime shift
      • Examination on the tropics-midlatitude teleconnections
    5. Penetration depth of diapycnal mixing generated by wind stress and flow over topography in the northwestern Pacific (pages 5501–5514)

      Ying Li and Yongsheng Xu

      Article first published online: 26 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009681

      Key Points

      • The dissipation rate is influenced by wind-input energy and rough topography
      • Wind-input near-inertial energy can penetrate the ocean interior up to 1800 m
      • Rough topography can affect the turbulent mixing up to 3300 m above seafloor
    6. Mesoscale variability and its seasonality in the Solomon and Coral Seas (pages 4669–4687)

      Hristina G. Hristova, William S. Kessler, James C. McWilliams and M. Jeroen Molemaker

      Article first published online: 31 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009741

      Key Points

      • A 4 km resolution nested model of the SW Pacific simulates AVISO SSH variability
      • One class of eddies occur in the upper 100 m and are seasonally modulated
      • Thicker, larger eddies occur on the flanks of the western boundary currents
    7. How much does heat content of the western tropical Pacific Ocean modulate the South China Sea summer monsoon onset in the last four decades? (pages 4029–4044)

      Junqiao Feng and Dunxin Hu

      Article first published online: 1 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009683

      Key Points

      • The western tropical Pacific HC influences the SCSSM onset
      • Both the WTP HC and SCSSM onset manifest a decadal shift in 1993/94.
      • The Walker circulation is the main mechanism of WTP affecting the SCSSM
    8. From the subtropics to the equator in the Southwest Pacific: Continental material fluxes quantified using neodymium data along modeled thermocline water pathways (pages 3948–3966)

      Mélanie Grenier, Catherine Jeandel and Sophie Cravatte

      Article first published online: 24 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009670

      Key Points

      • SW Pacific thermocline layers have contrasted pathways and geochemical evolutions
      • The PNG margins and river discharges seem to play an important and complex role
      • We present an original model-data coupling to quantify oceanic processes
    9. Variations of Luzon Undercurrent from observations and numerical model simulations (pages 3792–3805)

      Qingye Wang, Fangguo Zhai and Dunxin Hu

      Article first published online: 16 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009694

      Key Points

      • Variations of the LUC are vertically coherent with those of Kuroshio
      • The ISV of the LUC is dominated by eddies with diameters of about 200–300 km
      • Seasonal variation of the LUC is resulted from local wind stress curl
    10. Mindanao Current/Undercurrent measured by a subsurface mooring (pages 3617–3628)

      Linlin Zhang, Dunxin Hu, Shijian Hu, Fan Wang, Fujun Wang and Dongliang Yuan

      Article first published online: 9 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009693

      Key Points

      • Mooring data, hydrographic data, and model outputs suggest the existence of MUC
      • The currents below 200 m show significant intraseasonal variability of 60–80 days
      • Intraseasonal variability is due to westward translating subthermocline eddies
    11. Interannual variations of Kuroshio transport in the East China Sea and its relation to the Pacific Decadal Oscillation and mesoscale eddies (pages 3595–3616)

      Endro Soeyanto, Xinyu Guo, Jun Ono and Yasumasa Miyazawa

      Article first published online: 9 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009529

      Key Points

      • ECS-Kuroshio transport from 1993 to 2012 is given by a reanalysis (JCOPE2)
      • ECS-Kuroshio transport is associated with both PDO index and mesoscale eddies
      • Mesoscale eddies southeast of Taiwan were intensified after 2003
    12. Linkage between the Pacific Decadal Oscillation and the low frequency variability of the Pacific Subtropical Cell (pages 3464–3477)

      Lingya Hong, Liping Zhang, Zhaohui Chen and Lixin Wu

      Article first published online: 5 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009650

      Key Points

      • PDO can influence STC in north hemisphere via subduction-induced density change
      • Tropic SSTA appears induced by STC and is swept to subtropic by ocean advection
      • SST anomaly in subtropic from STC-induced tropic negatively feedbacks to PDO
    13. Flows in the Tasman Front south of Norfolk Island (pages 3041–3053)

      Philip J. H. Sutton and Melissa Bowen

      Article first published online: 27 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009543

      Key Points

      • The flow in the Tasman Front is directly measured for the first time
      • Subtropical flow in the Tasman Front is restricted to the upper 800 m
      • The EAC, Tasman Front, and EAUC do not form a contiguous western boundary current
    14. Trends in Southern Hemisphere wind-driven circulation in CMIP5 models over the 21st century: Ozone recovery versus greenhouse forcing (pages 2974–2986)

      Guojian Wang, Wenju Cai and Ariaan Purich

      Article first published online: 15 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009589

      Key Points

      • Ozone recovery will dominate the trends in SH circulation during austral summer
      • Ozone recovery provides an offsetting effect to the impact due to increasing GHG
      • A masking period of stabilized SH circulation will emerge during ozone recovery
    15. Extending our understanding of South Pacific gyre “spin-up”: Modeling the East Australian Current in a future climate (pages 2788–2805)

      E. C. J. Oliver and N. J. Holbrook

      Article first published online: 12 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009591

      Key Points

      • EAC extension transport is projected to increase
      • Transport along Tasman Front is projected to decrease
      • Changes consistent with linear barotropic model and basin-wide wind stress curl
    16. Sea surface temperature and salinity seasonal changes in the western Solomon and Bismarck Seas (pages 2642–2657)

      Thierry Delcroix, Marie-Hélène Radenac, Sophie Cravatte, Gaël Alory, Lionel Gourdeau, Fabien Léger, Awnesh Singh and David Varillon

      Article first published online: 25 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009733

      Key Points

      • SST and SSS show (semi) annual oscillations in the (Bismarck) Solomon Sea
      • These oscillations result mainly from horizontal advection in both seas
      • Coastal upwelling and Sepik River discharge also important in the Bismarck Sea
    17. Meridional volume transport in the South Pacific: Mean and SAM-related variability (pages 2658–2678)

      N. V. Zilberman, D. H. Roemmich and S. T. Gille

      Article first published online: 25 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009688

      Key Points

      • Improved meridional volume transport in the South Pacific using Argo
      • EAC transport variability tied to the SAM
    18. Exploring the mesoscale activity in the Solomon Sea: A complementary approach with a numerical model and altimetric data (pages 2290–2311)

      L. Gourdeau, J. Verron, A. Melet, W. Kessler, F. Marin and B. Djath

      Article first published online: 14 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009614

      Key Points

      • A first analysis of the surface mesoscale activity in the Solomon Sea
      • Mesoscale is related with the SEC inflow at Solomon Strait rather than to LLWBC
      • Maximum activity is in May–June, it is enhanced during La Nina conditions
    19. Decadal variations of Pacific North Equatorial Current bifurcation from multiple ocean products (pages 1237–1256)

      Fangguo Zhai, Qingye Wang, Fujun Wang and Dunxin Hu

      Article first published online: 20 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009692

      Key Points

      • Decadal variations of Pacific NEC bifurcation over last six decades
      • Gyre anomalies form in the northwestern tropical Pacific
      • Oceanic variations are related to TPDV
    20. The Indonesian Throughflow response to Indo-Pacific climate variability (pages 1161–1175)

      Janet Sprintall and Adèle Révelard

      Article first published online: 19 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009533

      Key Points

      • A proxy 18 year Indonesian Throughflow (ITF) transport time series is developed
      • Increased ITF transport related to enhanced Pacific tradewinds since early 1990s
      • Indian Ocean dynamics dominate Pacific ENSO variability in ITF outflow passages
    21. Intensification and variability of the confluence of subtropical and subantarctic boundary currents east of New Zealand (pages 1146–1160)

      D. Fernandez, M. Bowen and L. Carter

      Article first published online: 18 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009153

      Key Points

      • Fronts and eddies in the confluence have intensified over last 20 years
      • Significant correlation between SSH gradients and EKE
      • Intensification trend consistent with increasing boundary current transports
    22. Deep water circulation in the Luzon Strait (pages 790–804)

      Wei Zhao, Chun Zhou, Jiwei Tian, Qingxuan Yang, Bin Wang, Lingling Xie and Tangdong Qu

      Article first published online: 7 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009587

      Key Points

      • Deep circulation in the Luzon Strait is studied with observation and model
      • Pathway and transport of the deep circulation are investigated
      • Mixing is revealed to play a key role in regulating the deep circulation
    23. You have full text access to this OnlineOpen article
      On the subsurface countercurrents in the Philippine Sea

      Fan Wang, Nan Zang, Yuanlong Li and Dunxin Hu

      Article first published online: 21 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009690

      Key Points:

      • Three subsurface countercurrents (UCs) in PS exist at multisections with new data
      • South and north NEUC fed by MUC and LUC with SP and NP water, respectively
      • UCs link to each other where baroclinic adjustment overcomes barotropic forcing

SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION