Subsurface Fluxes Beneath Large-Scale Convective Centers in the Indian Ocean: Coupled Air-Wave-Sea Processes in the Subtropics
OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
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Long-term objectives are to assess the generation, evolution and breakdown of oceanic small-scale processes and how these contribute to larger-scale dynamics. A particular goal is to quantify the effects of such processes on mixing the ocean, both in redistributing heat, salt and chemical constituents and in redistributing momentum. Related to this goal is the quantification of energy losses due to turbulence dissipation and to internal wave radiation. To accomplish these goals, our group has developed various forms of unique observational instrumentation for use at sea, on ships, moorings and autonomous vehicles this instrumentation has proven itself over many experiments. An emphasis is placed on fostering physical insight through analysis and development of simple physical models. Close collaborations with modelers of both small and large scales has led to deeper insight into many problems over the years.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography