Ocean Battlespace Sensing (OBS) S&T Department Annual Report High Resolution Upper Ocean Microstructure Measurements in the Bay of Bengal
SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA
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LONG-TERM GOALS. To understand turbulent mixing in the ocean and develop physically based parameterizations for use in regional and global numerical models. OBJECTIVES. Our work for the ASIRI project is designed to 1. Understand the processes controlling freshwater distribution in the Bay of Bengal. 2. Explore the physics behind upper ocean mixing in this region to better constrain the heat available to fuel atmospheric phenomena. 3. Develop better parameterizations of upper ocean mixing processes suitable for regional models, in particular monsoon prediction models. 4. Foster scientific exchange and collaboration with Indian and Sri Lankan colleagues. APPROACH A series of ship-based process experiments is being carried out.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography