Internal wave breaking and mixing in the ocean

Project: Research

Project Details

Description

This project aims to quantify turbulent mixing in the ocean using cutting-edge ultra-high-resolution numerical modelling. Turbulent mixing is caused by internal waves which transport energy from the ocean boundaries into the interior, where they drive mixing of cold, deep water with warmer water above. This mixing is crucial to the ocean circulation which controls the storage of heat and carbon in the ocean, but is inadequately represented in current climate models. The anticipated outcome of the project is an enhanced Australian community global ocean model incorporating an accurate description of turbulent mixing. This should provide significant benefits to the Australian community by improving the accuracy of future climate predictions.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date4/06/183/06/21

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$328,075.00

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