New Developments in Mode-Water Research

Dynamic and Climatic Effects

  • Atsushi Kubokawa
  • Shang-Ping Xie
  • Fumiaki Kobashi
  • Humio Mitsudera

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Shinya Kouketsu, Hiroyuki Tomita, Eitarou Oka, Shigeki Hosoda, Taiyo Kobayashi, Kanako Sato
    Pages 59-73
  3. Hideharu Sasaki, Shang-Ping Xie, Bunmei Taguchi, Masami Nonaka, Shigeki Hosoda, Yukio Masumoto
    Pages 89-107
  4. Lixiao Xu, Shang-Ping Xie, Qinyu Liu, Fumiaki Kobashi
    Pages 135-145

About this book


This book consists of the articles from the special issue of “New developments in mode-water research: Dynamic and climatic effects” in the Journal of Oceanography, Vol. 68 No. 1, 2012, comprising 10 chapters that cover a wide spectrum of topics. Topics range from the formation, circulation, and variability of mode waters to their dynamic effect on surface current and climate impact, and point to new directions for mode-water research. How do mode waters vary on decadal and longer timescales, and how will they change in response to global warming? What causes mode-water variability, and how does it affect surface circulation and climate? What are the roles of mesoscale eddies in the formation and dissipation of mode waters and in their variability and change? This book serves as a signpost in our endeavor to answer these and other challenging questions.


Climate Change Climate Variability Mode Water Ocean Circulation Oceanic Nutrients Subantarctic Mode Water Subtropical Countercurrent Subtropical Front Surface Current

Editors and affiliations

  • Atsushi Kubokawa
    • 1
  • Shang-Ping Xie
    • 2
  • Fumiaki Kobashi
    • 3
  • Humio Mitsudera
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Environmental Earth ScienceHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  2. 2.International Pacific Research Center and Department of MeteorologySOEST, University of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA
  3. 3.Faculty of Marine TechnologyTokyo University of Marine Science and TechnologyTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Institute of Low Temperature ScienceHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan

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