On what latitude and longitude is the kuroshio current?
(Posted by: Anna on 2012-05-20 11:15:28)
The Kuroshio current covers a large area so there is no one set of coordinates that would that would show the location of the current the following article helps to define the approximate extent of the current. The system includes the following branches: Kuroshio, up to 35 degrees N; Kuroshio extension, extending eastward into two branches up to 160 degrees E longitude; North Pacific current, a further eastward continuation, which throws branches to the south as far as 150 degrees W; Tsushima current, branches of the main current that run into the Japan Sea, along the west coast of Japan; and Kuroshio counter-current, the large swirl or eddy on the east and south east of the Kuroshio. The Kuroshio originates from the greater part of North Equatorial current, which divides east of the Philippines. The Kuroshio is the current running from Formosa to about 35 degrees N latitude.