Accession Number:

AD1014388

Title:

Numerical Simulations of Vortical Mode Stirring: Effects of Large Scale Shear and Strain

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

NorthWest Research Associates Redmond United States

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Report Date:

2015-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal of this effort is to develop scalable, physically based parameterizations for lateral mixing in the stratified ocean on scales of 0.1-10 km that can be implemented in larger-scale ocean models. These parameterizations will incorporate the effects of local ambient conditions including latitude, mean stratification and mesoscale flows. Another ultimate goal is to develop a more comprehensive picture of horizontal and vertical mixing processes in the ocean stratified interior.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE