Mesoscale Dynamics, Lateral and Vertical Mixing in China Seas and Western Pacific
NOTRE DAME UNIV IN DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES
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The long-term goal of our research program is to understand and parameterize links between background forcing and ensuing mesoscale and small-scale features of oceanic dynamics, with emphases on lateral and vertical mixing. The objectives of the project during 2011 were i to study lateral variability of the turbulent kinetic energy TKE dissipation rate in the northern part of the South China Sea SCS, particularly in relation to the characteristic of internal waves in the region, and ii to conduct new measurements of turbulence and currents in shallow waters of SCS for the purposes of further studies on lateral mixing and to develop a comprehensive database for the region.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography