Scientific research into the impact ocean currents have on the marine organisms that inhabit local and regional habitats.

Satoshi Mitarai, Marine Le Gal, Kazumi Inoha
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan

Context

The Marine Biophysics Unit within OIST carries out scientific research into the impact ocean currents have on the marine organisms that inhabit local and regional habitats.

Primarily this equates to the study of how planktonic larvae disperse using high resolution simulations of coastal and oceanic circulation. For example, the dispersal from deep-sea hydrothermal vents in the western pacific was quantified using such simulations (Mitarai et al., 2016).

MERCATOR OCEAN SUPPORT

Mercator Ocean brings its modelling expertise to

– long time simulation that calculated connectivity of larval dispersal.

Use

To develop real-time forecasting system for the coastal ocean circulation processes around Okinawa

Mercator Ocean data are used for boundary condition of a ROMS model around Okinawa or Indonesia Through Flow

 

Publication reference

Mitarai, S., Watanabe, H., Nakajima, Y., Shchepetkin, A. F. & McWilliams, J. C.  Quantifying dispersal from hydrothermal vent fields in the western Pacific Ocean. PNAS 113, 2976-2981, doi:10.1073/pnas.1518395113 (2016).

No results found.

Products used

Realtime GLOBAL MODEL 1/4deg
Temperature, Salinity, Currents, Sea Surface Height
from 2009 to present (D-14 to D-7)

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USER FEEDBACK
The supported studies are led by Satoshi Mitarai. “The dataset was able to better reproduce the Kuroshio as initial and boundary conditions for a ROMS model around Okinawa and the Western Pacific.” Quote Main User: Satoshi Mitarai, Marine Le Gal, Kazumi Inoha

 

Main User Contact:  https://groups.oist.jp/mbu

Marine Biophysics Unit, OIST

1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun,

Okinawa, Japan 904-0495

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