Modeling the Effects of Anisotropic Turbulence and Dispersive Waves on Oceanic Circulation and their Incorporation in Navy Ocean Models
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA SAINT PETERSBURG COLL OF MARINE SCIENCE
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Our global long-term goal is making further progress in understanding of the mixing processes in the ocean on large and small scales. To achieve this goal, we develop theories of anisotropic turbulence and dispersive waves in different environments, test them, compare them with data and implement them in ocean models. In this project, the goals were to extend the QNSE theory of turbulence to flows with solid body rotation, conduct a comprehensive study of the spectral characteristics of such flows, to develop a theory of the combined effect of rotation and stable stratification which may shed new light upon the Garrett-Munk spectrum, and to test these theories in oceanic models.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography