Review of oceanic mesoscale processes in the North Pacific: Physical and biogeochemical impacts
Hiromichi Ueno, Annalisa Bracco, John A. Barth, Maxim V. Budyansky, Daisuke Hasegawa, Sachihiko Itoh, Sung Yong Kim, Carol Ladd, Xiaopei Lin, Young-Gyu Park, Sergey Prants, Tetjana Ross, Irina I. Rypina, Yoshikazu Sasai, Olga O. Trusenkova, Elena I. Ustinova, Yisen Zhong
Published in Progress in Oceanography, MAR 2023
Physical transport dynamics occurring at the ocean mesoscale (∼20 km – 200 km) largely determine the environment in which biogeochemical processes occur. As a result, understanding and modeling mesoscale transport is crucial for determining the physical modulations of the marine ecosystem. This review synthesizes current knowledge of mesoscale eddies and their impacts on the marine ecosystem across most of the North Pacific and its marginal Seas. The North Pacific domain north of 20°N is divided in four regions, and for each region known, unknowns and known-unknowns are summarized with a focus on physical properties, physical-biogeochemical interactions, and the impacts of climate variability and change on the eddy field and on the marine ecosystem.
Ueno, H., Bracco, A., Barth, J., et al., 2023. Review of oceanic mesoscale processes in the North Pacific: Physical and biogeochemical impacts, Progress in Oceanography, 212, 102955, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2022.102955