Journal of the Oceanographical Society of Japan

, Volume 27, Issue 5, pp 213–217 | Cite as

Some thoughts on the Cold Eddy south of Enshunada

  • Henry Stommel
  • Kozo Yoshida


On the basis of the results confirmed in the new volume “Kuroshio”, a figure is presented on subsurface temperature arranged chronologically for the selected one-degree square to clearly document the bimodal state of the Kuroshio in this area. To extend this analysis of the state further into the non-documented past, a preliminary survey is attempted with the data on air and sea-temperatures at Hachijojima of these 45 years. As may be anticipated, those data are found to bear little in-phase correlation with the Cold Eddy, though they might prove useful after further analysis. Some ideas of analyzing tree-rings on Hachijojima and shallow sea sediments are also discussed in this connection.


Preliminary Survey Subsurface Temperature Bimodal State Eddy South 
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© The Oceanographical Society of Japan 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry Stommel
    • 1
  • Kozo Yoshida
    • 2
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Geophysical InstituteUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan

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