# Journal of Oceanography

## List of Papers (Total 39)

#### Horizontal and vertical distributions of 137Cs in seabed sediments around the river mouth near Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Investigations including a bathymetric survey, sonic prospecting, and vibrocoring were performed to understand the horizontal and vertical distribution of 137Cs in seabed sediments in shallow seas with depths less than 30 m near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Especially, features of 137Cs distributions in deeper sections of the seabed sediments were studied to evaluate ...

#### Decline in radiocesium in seafloor sediments off Fukushima and nearby prefectures

Radioactivity has been monitored in seafloor sediments off Fukushima and nearby prefectures regularly. During the initial monitoring period (May–September 2011), 137Cs concentrations in the surface sediments (0–3 cm) generally increased to 8–580 Bq/kg. Subsequently, concentrations decreased at variable rates. In the latest data, from February 2016, concentrations were still higher ...

#### Validation of gridded data set of global surface wind/wind-stress vector field

Gridded data of global surface wind/wind-stress vectors, called J-OFURO v2, were obtained from satellite scatterometer (QuikSCAT/SeaWinds) data for the decade from August 1999 to July 2009. The data were validated by comparing with (1) in situ measurements from moored buoy observations, (2) a data product from the same scatterometer using a different gridding procedure (IFREMER), ...

#### Long-term change and variation of salinity in the western North Pacific subtropical gyre revealed by 50-year long observations along 137°E

The 137°E repeat hydrographic section for 50 winters during 1967–2016 has been analyzed to examine interannual to interdecadal variations and long-term changes of salinity and temperature in the surface and intermediate layers of the western North Pacific, with a particular focus on freshening in the subtropical gyre. Rapid freshening on both isobars and isopycnals began in the ...

#### Long-term variation in the salinity of the Southern Yellow Sea Cold Water Mass, 1976–2006

This paper discusses the long-term variation in the salinity of the Southern Yellow Sea Cold Water Mass (SYSCWM) and examines factors influencing the SYSCWM based on hydrographic datasets of the China National Standard section and the Korea Oceanographic Data Center. The mean salinity at the center of the SYSCWM showed a decreasing long-term trend. In empirical orthogonal function ...

#### Four-dimensional variational ocean reanalysis: a 30-year high-resolution dataset in the western North Pacific (FORA-WNP30)

We produced a four-dimensional variational ocean re-analysis for the Western North Pacific over 30 years (FORA-WNP30). It is the first-ever dataset covering the western North Pacific over 3 decades at eddy-resolving resolution. The four-dimensional variational analysis scheme version of the Meteorological Research Institute Multivariate Ocean Variational Estimation system ...

#### Ventilation revealed by the observation of dissolved oxygen concentration south of the Kuroshio Extension during 2012–2013

From the moored buoy observation at $33.9^{\circ }$N, $144.9^{\circ }$E south of the Kuroshio Extension (KE), we obtained Eulerian time series of dissolved oxygen concentration (DO) at 200, 400, and 600 m depths from June 2012 to March 2013. We observed ventilation by meso- and submesoscale processes that transport water southward across the KE jet. First, the cyclonic ...

#### Message from the President of the Oceanographic Society of Japan

The year 2011 is a special year for the Oceanographic Society of Japan (JOS). First, because the JOS was established in 1941, this year is its 70th anniversary. In the 2011 meeting to be held at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, in September, we will conduct a commemorative symposium for the 70th anniversary entitled “Progress in oceanography in Japan and the Oceanographic Society of ...