The Effect of Langmuir Turbulence in Upper Ocean Mixing
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS DETACHMENT STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS STENNIS SPACE CENTER
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The goal of this project is to understand the effect of Langmuir turbulence LT in upper ocean mixing within a broad parameter space and during complex oceanic conditions through extensive ocean, wave, and Large Eddy Simulation LES modeling studies. The results from this project will provide a greater understanding of the generation, growth and decay of the LT, how it is affected by the mesoscale and sub mesoscale structures and its impact on vertical and horizontal momentum and heat fluxes within the ocean on larger scales.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Fluid Mechanics