1990 年 10 巻 1 号 p. 57-62
We are now facing an exciting advancement in the geophysical fluid mechanicas of the Kuroshio, that has been accelerated by our real time satellite obtervation.
Using a NOAA/APT receiving system based on a personal computer, we can apply routinely the flow visualization technique on the turbulence of the Kuroshio. The ready-made hard and softwares are used so effectively. The interpreters are supported by the data and knowledge that been built up in our indirect approach to the Kuroshio for 10 years. In this report, some NOAA images show a picture of the beautiful eddy structure dominating the ocean around Japan Islands. At a look, you can see that differing entirely from those of the conventional oceanography. Also, a hydraulic model test is introduced that shows the fluid mechanics of the eddy structure.
The NOAA images, the picture of the eddy structure and the experimental results will stir up some mind of those who are interested in the oceanic turbulence in the sea.