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dc.contributor.authorChang, Yu-Chia
dc.contributor.authorChen, Guan-Yu
dc.contributor.authorTseng, Ruo-Shan
dc.contributor.authorShen, Yung-Ting
dc.contributor.authorChu, Peter C.
dc.date2013
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-11T23:02:43Z
dc.date.available2013-09-11T23:02:43Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationChang, Y.-C., R.-S. Tseng, G.-Y. Chen, P. C. Chu, and Y.-T. Shen, 2013: Ship routing utilizing strong ocean currents (paper download). Journal of Navigation, 60, doi:10.1017/ S0373463313000441.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/36070
dc.descriptionJournal of Navigation, 60en_US
dc.descriptionThe article of record as published may be located at http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0373463313000441en_US
dc.description.abstractFrom the Surface Velocity Program (SVP) drifter current data, a detailed and complete track of strong ocean currents in the north-western Pacific is provided using the bin average method. The focus of this study is on the Kuroshio, the strong western boundary current of the North Pacific flowing northward along the east coast of Taiwan and then turning eastward off southern Japan. With its average flow speed of about 2 knots, the Kuroshio can significantly increase the ship’s speed for a “super-slow-steaming” container ship travelling at speeds of 12 knots between the ports of Southeast Asia and Japan. By properly utilizing knowledge of strong ocean currents to follow the Kuroshio on the northbound runs and avoid it on the return trip, considerable fuel can be saved and the transit time can be reduced. In the future, the detailed Kuroshio saving-energy route could be built into electronic chart systems for all navigators and shipping routers.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleShip routing utilizing strong ocean currentsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentOceanographyen_US
dc.subject.authorSVP drifter, Kuroshio, Energy-saving, Routeen_US


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