Diapycnal Mixing in the Ocean: Newly Available Data and Parameterizations from the Climate Process Team

Session ID#: 11258

Session Description:
Our NSF and NOAA funded Climate Process Team (CPT) has been working to improve representations of diapycnal mixing in GCMs. Here we will discuss the overall context and several products that have been developed along the way that may be of interest to the broader community, including: 1) a database of decades worth of microstructure turbulence data from many independent groups, made available for the first time, 2) a repository of generalized fortran modules for the mixing parameterizations developed, and 3) a clearinghouse for ‘best practice’ analysis routines for calculation of turbulence related properties, especially from observational data.
Primary Contact:  Amy Frances Waterhouse, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Presenters:  Stephen Matthew Griffies, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States, Gokhan Danabasoglu, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States and Jonathan D Nash, Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR, United States
  • PC - Past, Present and Future Climate
  • PO - Physical Oceanography/Ocean Circulation
  • TP - Turbulent Processes

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