Arctic Upper Ocean Studies
MCPHEE RESEARCH CO NACHES WA
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My goals are to investigate and understand the turbulent transfer of momentum, heat, salt, and other scalar contaminants in naturally occurring boundary layers of the ocean, and to apply this knowledge to understanding air-ice-ocean interaction in polar regions. Objectives of the project include i gathering and analyzing turbulence data from the ocean boundary layer OBL under sea ice ii developing techniques, including both new instrumentation and analysis methods, for determining turbulent fluxes in the boundary layer iii combining measurements and theory including numerical modeling for concise descriptions of turbulent boundary layer scales and iv using the results to develop parameterizations of important boundary layer processes for large scale numerical models of the sea iceupper ocean system.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Fluid Mechanics