Marginal seas in the Western Pacific Ocean are located in the boundaries between the continents or islands and the open ocean. They play a decisive role in sustainable development and environmental adaptation and protection. They are more influenced by human activities, river runoff, climate, and water circulation.
The environmental changes of the marginal seas due to the changing climate, together with increasing human economic activities, will affect the ocean structure and ecosystem in the coastal area.
Given the global and regional climate change and rapid development, it is very important to understand energy and materials exchange such as quantitative evaluation of water mixing, material transport and biological response between the land and the ocean via marginal seas. Read more
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WESTPAC. Material exchange and transport with the Kuroshio and eddies and mixing. IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific website, http://iocwestpac.org/oa/874.html, accessed on 13/04/20.