When Is Appearance Reality - a Comment on Why Does the Indonesian Throughflow Appear to Originate from the North Pacific

Publication Type  Journal Article
Year of Publication  1995
Authors  Gordon, A. L.
Journal Title  Journal of Physical Oceanography
Volume  25
Issue  6
Pages  1560-1567
Journal Date  Jun
ISBN Number  0022-3670
Accession Number  ISI:A1995RE58900014
Key Words  ocean; thermocline; circulation; transports; water; flow
Abstract  

The transfer of water from the Pacific to the Indian Oceans within the Indonesian Seas is comprised primarily of North Pacific water masses. To state that this water is in reality South Pacific water and that it only ''appears'' to be North Pacific water is misleading and does not properly reflect the large-scale climate role of the North Pacific Ocean.

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