Figure 3

Figure 3: Seasonal variation of the Kuroshio throughflow transport (solid line with dots; in Sv) south of Japan, estimated from the seven-year record shown in figure 2b; boxes show monthly standard deviations. Also shown is the seasonal variation of Sverdrup transport (dotted line with squares) at 30°N of the North Pacific during the same period, estimated from the NCEP/NCAR reanalysis wind data.