The Indo-Pacific throughflow in the Timor Passage
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
Copyright 1996 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (1978–2012)
Volume 101, Issue C5, pages 12411–12420, 15 May 1996
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1996), The Indo-Pacific throughflow in the Timor Passage, J. Geophys. Res., 101(C5), 12411–12420, doi:10.1029/95JC03565., , and (
- Issue published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 NOV 1995
- Manuscript Received: 11 MAY 1995
Two current meter moorings were deployed from the R/V Marion Dufresne in March 1992 between Roti Island and the Ashmore Reef and were recovered in April 1993 onboard the R/V Baruna Jaya 1. The mean transport was estimated between 3.4 and 5.3 Sv (1 Sv = 106 m3/s) for the Pacific water flowing toward the Indian Ocean through the Timor Passage. The upper part of the transport, from the surface to 500 m, shows a weak maximum during the southwest monsoon. An unexpected deep flow toward the Indian Ocean between 500 and 1550 m brings an important contribution to the total transport, which is minimum during August–September. As already noted in previous experiments, there is significant variability in the form of a succession of events within the 20- to 60-day range.