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LatMix: Studies of Submesoscale Stirring and Mixing

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Stirring and lateral mixing by submesoscale processes are believed to play an important role in setting the distribution of energy, vorticity, momentum, and tracers in the ocean, and their transfer from one scale to another. But an inadequate understanding of the underlying processes has limited our ability to reliably include their effects in general circulation models. The ONR Departmental Research Initiative, Scalable Lateral Mixing and Coherent Turbulence (LatMix), aimed to address this gap through intensive observations and modeling of these processes. The initiative included two field efforts in the vicinity of the Gulf Stream. In the first field campaign (June, 2011) three ships and an airborne LIDAR system examined processes in the seasonal pycnocline of the mesoscale eddy field just to the southeast of the Gulf Stream during relatively quiescent early summer conditions. The second campaign (February-March, 2012) was conducted from two ships in the core of the Gulf Stream in very dynamic late-winter conditions. Detailed field observations, along with high-resolution numerical modeling and remote sensing data, revealed a host of intricate mesoscale and submesoscale structures. This AMS special collection brings together papers presenting many of the results from this project. Read More…

Collection organizers:
James R. Ledwell, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Gualtiero Badin, Institute of Oceanography, University of Hamburg
Amala Mahadevan, Department of Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Andrey Shcherbina, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle
Miles A. Sundermeyer, School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

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Ren-Chieh Lien; Thomas B. Sanford
Journal of Physical Oceanography
Jörn Callies; Raffaele Ferrari
Journal of Physical Oceanography
Daniel B. Whitt; Leif N. Thomas; Jody M. Klymak; Craig M. Lee; Eric A. D’Asaro
Journal of Physical Oceanography
Jörn Callies; Raffaele Ferrari
Journal of Physical Oceanography
Callum J. Shakespeare; Leif N. Thomas
Journal of Physical Oceanography
Daniel Mukiibi; Gualtiero Badin; Nuno Serra
Journal of Physical Oceanography
Leif N. Thomas; John R. Taylor; Eric A. D’Asaro; Craig M. Lee; Jody M. Klymak; Andrey Shcherbina
Journal of Physical Oceanography
Eric Kunze; Miles A. Sundermeyer
Journal of Physical Oceanography
Andrey Y. Shcherbina; Miles A. Sundermeyer; Eric Kunze; Eric D’Asaro; Gualtiero Badin; Daniel Birch; Anne-Marie E. G. Brunner-Suzuki; Jörn Callies; Brandy T. Kuebel Cervantes; Mariona Claret; Brian Concannon; Jeffrey Early; Raffaele Ferrari; Louis Goodman; Ramsey R. Harcourt; Jody M. Klymak; Craig M. Lee; M.-Pascale Lelong; Murray D. Levine; Ren-Chieh Lien; Amala Mahadevan; James C. McWilliams; M. Jeroen Molemaker; Sonaljit Mukherjee; Jonathan D. Nash; Tamay Özgökmen; Stephen D. Pierce; Sanjiv Ramachandran; Roger M. Samelson; Thomas B. Sanford; R. Kipp Shearman; Eric D. Skyllingstad; K. Shafer Smith; Amit Tandon; John R. Taylor; Eugene A. Terray; Leif N. Thomas; James R. Ledwell
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Leif N. Thomas; Callum J. Shakespeare
Journal of Physical Oceanography
E. Kunze; J. M. Klymak; R.-C. Lien; R. Ferrari; C. M. Lee; M. A. Sundermeyer; L. Goodman
Journal of Physical Oceanography
Daniel B. Whitt; Leif N. Thomas
Journal of Physical Oceanography
Angelique C. Haza; Tamay M. Özgökmen; Annalisa Griffa; Andrew C. Poje; M.-Pascale Lelong
Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
Anne-Marie E. G. Brunner-Suzuki; Miles A. Sundermeyer; M.-Pascale Lelong
Journal of Physical Oceanography
Anne-Marie E. G. Brunner-Suzuki; Miles A. Sundermeyer; M.-Pascale Lelong
Journal of Physical Oceanography
Gualtiero Badin; Amit Tandon; Amala Mahadevan
Journal of Physical Oceanography
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