Diapycnal Mixing in a Coastal Regime
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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LONG-TERM GOALS To identify the major processes producing mixing in the upper ocean and to understand their dynamics sufficiently well to permit accurate parameterization of mixing for use in numerical models. OBJECTIVES This was the first attempt we know of to survey a coastal domain with sufficient coverage to assess how mixing levels vary across the domain. Previous measurements have been concentrated in subregions, often revealing particular mixing processes, but insufficient to guide modelers in how to represent mixing over the whole domain.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography