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      Contribution of Mesoscale Eddies to the Subduction and Transport of North Pacific Eastern Subtropical Mode Water

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          This study investigates the contribution of mesoscale eddies to the subduction and transport of North Pacific Eastern Subtropical Mode Water (ESTMW) using the high-frequency output of an eddy-resolved ocean model spanning the period 1994–2010. Results show that the subduction induced by mesoscale eddies accounts for about 31% of the total subduction of ESTMW formation. The volume of ESTMW trapped by anticyclonic eddies is slightly larger than that trapped by cyclonic eddies. The ESTMW trapped by all eddies in May reaches up to about 2.8 × 10 13 m 3, which is approximately 16% of the total ESTMW volume. The eddy-trapped ESTMW moves primarily westward, with its meridional integration at 18°–30°N reaching about 0.17 Sv, which is approximately 18% of the total zonal ESTMW transport in this direction, at 140°W. This study highlights the important role of eddies in carrying ESTMW westward over the northeastern Pacific Ocean.

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          Journal
          JOUC
          Journal of Ocean University of China
          Science Press and Springer (China )
          1672-5182
          20 December 2019
          01 February 2020
          : 19
          : 1
          : 36-46
          Affiliations
          1Physical Oceanography Laboratory/CIMST, Ocean University of China and Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao 266100, China
          Author notes
          *Corresponding author: LUO Yiyong, Tel: 0086-532-66782796, E-mail: yiyongluo@ 123456ouc.edu.cn
          Article
          s11802-019-4203-0
          10.1007/s11802-019-4203-0
          Copyright © Ocean University of China, Science Press and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2020.

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