Recent predictions of the Kuroshio path (April 19, 2017)

Figure 1 shows the recent analysis and predictions of the sea level height (SSH) near Hachijo Island, which is an index of the Kuroshio nearshore/offshore path around the Izu Islands. All predictions show low SSHs, which indicate the offshore path will continue.


Figure 1: Sea level height (m) near Hachijo Island (33.1N, 139.7E) from the JCOPE2 analysis (black stars) and recent predictions (black, green, blue, and red curves)