Atmospheric and Ocean Crossroads:Okinawa
Introduction of global air and ocean currents intersecting in Okinawa
The jet stream moves high in the atmosphere, and the Kuroshio Current (Japan Current) flows in the waters around subtropical Okinawa. Significant air and water circulation and the interchange of heat and water take place in this area. Okinawa is an important location for observation documenting the circulation of air and water, which is demonstrated in this exhibition booth on a global scale through satellite photos and an interactive display that allows visitors to guide a monitor on an Okinawan-themed glass panel.
Have a look at an ocean current generated by the earth's rotation.
The circulation of air on the earth