Kuroshio

Science / Tides and Currents / Kuroshio: Black Stream in Japanese. A North Pacific Ocean current setting northeastward off the east coast of Taiwan and Japan from Taiwan to about latitude 35° north.

Kuroshio System

Science / Tides and Currents / Kuroshio System: The current system composed of the Kuroshio, Tsushima Current, Kuroshio Extension, and North Pacific Current. MORE

Kuroshio Extension

Science / Tides and Currents / Kuroshio Extension: A North Pacific Ocean current setting eastward from about longitude 145° east to about 160° east. It continues the flow of the Kuroshio to the North Pacific Current. MORE

North Pacific Current

Science / Tides and Currents / North Pacific Current: A North Pacific Ocean cur-rent setting eastward from about 160° east to somewhat beyond about 150° west. It continues the flow of the Kuroshio Extension, sending branches to the south. MORE

Tsushima Current

Science / Tides and Currents / Tsushima Current: A North Pacific Ocean current setting northeastward in the East China Sea (in summer) and Sea of Japan. A segment of the Kuroshio System. MORE

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