Observations of Energy Dissipation in the Wake of a Western Pacific Typhoon
Final rept. 1 Jan 2010-31 Dec 2013
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
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We are focused on understanding small-scale processes that influence the oceans thermodynamic and dynamic properties on the sub-mesoscale scales less than 10 km. This includes the turbulent evolution of cold wakes caused by typhoons, and the subsequent mixing processes the restore the upper ocean stratification after a storm event.