PL14B:
Ocean Transport and Eddy Energy IV Posters

Session ID#: 84369

Session Description:
Ocean mesoscale processes play a significant role in the energy cycle of the ocean as both a reservoir of energy and a mechanism for energy exchange. This includes energy exchanges between the ocean and atmosphere, across spatial scales, and between reservoirs of potential and kinetic energy within the ocean. The eddy energy cycle has a significant impact on the transport of momentum, heat, carbon, and nutrients throughout the ocean.

In this session, we invite contributions from observational, theoretical, and modeling studies on the role of mesoscale processes in the ocean energy cycle. Specifically, we are interested in

(i) Novel diagnostics of eddy sources, sinks and fluxes of momentum, buoyancy, and energy;  

(ii) Understanding of mesoscale eddy energy and its role in the ocean circulation, and the transport of physical and biogeochemical tracers;

(iii) Parameterizations of eddy momentum and buoyancy fluxes in numerical models and their link to the energy budget.

Co-Sponsor(s):
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
  • PS - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Smaller
Index Terms:

4512 Currents [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4520 Eddies and mesoscale processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4532 General circulation [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4568 Turbulence, diffusion, and mixing processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
Primary Chair:  Laure Zanna, University of Oxford, Dept of Physics, Oxford, United Kingdom
Co-chairs:  Alistair Adcroft, Princeton University, Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton, United States, Sylvia T Cole, WHOI, Woods Hole, United States and Ian Grooms, University of Colorado at Boulder, Applied Mathematics, Boulder, United States
Primary Liaison:  Laure Zanna, University of Oxford, Dept of Physics, Oxford, United Kingdom
Moderators:  Alistair Adcroft, Princeton University, Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton, United States and Sylvia T Cole, WHOI, Woods Hole, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Laure Zanna, University of Oxford, Dept of Physics, Oxford, United Kingdom

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

 
Vertical distribution of physical properties of the semi-permanent structure of Campache Bay (656616)
Sebastian Cisneros1, Miguel Costa Tenreiro2 and Enric Pallas Sanz2, (1)CICESE, Physical Oceanography, Ensenada, BJ, Mexico, (2)Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education at Ensenada, Physical Oceanography, Ensenada, BJ, Mexico
 
Instabilities and Multiscale Interactions Underlying the Loop Current Eddy Shedding in the Gulf of Mexico (605563)
Yang Yang1,2, Robert H Weisberg1, Yonggang Liu1 and X. San Liang2, (1)University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, St. Petersburg, FL, United States, (2)Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, School of Marine Sciences, Nanjing, China
 
Glider Observations of the Loop Current and LC Eddy in the western Gulf of Mexico: comparison of buoyancy mixing and relationships with oxygen variability (654911)
Sakib Mahmud, Texas A&M University College Station, Oceanography, College Station, TX, United States, Steven Francis DiMarco, Texas A & M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States; Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG), College Station, TX, United States and Anthony Knap, Texas A&M University, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, College Station, United States
 
Recurrent Oceanic Circulation Patterns in the Gulf of Mexico (652673)
Erick Raul Olvera-Prado1, Jorge Zavala-Hidalgo2, Oscar Calderon-Bustamante1, Luis E Moreles-Vazquez3 and Raúl González-Santamaría1, (1)National Autonomous University of Mexico, Center of Atmospheric Sciences, Mexico City, DF, Mexico, (2)Centro de Ciencias de la Atmosfera, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Grupo de Interacción Océano-Atmósfera, Mexico City, DF, Mexico, (3)National Autonomous University of Mexico, Institute of Marine Sciences and Limnology, Mexico City, DF, Mexico
 
Kinetic energy of coherent eddy features from sea surface altimetry. (640108)
Josué Martínez Moreno Sr, Andrew M Hogg, Andrew E Kiss, Navid Constantinou and Adele K Morrison, Australian National University, Research School of Earth Sciences, Canberra, ACT, Australia
 
A Global Atlas of Coherent Lagrangian Eddies Derived from Satellite Altimetry (653968)
Tongya Liu, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China and Ryan Abernathey, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
 
'Lofoten Vortex Regeneration Through Vertical Alignment' (650461)
Marta Trodahl, University of Oslo, Geosciences, Oslo, Norway, Pål Erik Isachsen, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, Jonathan M Lilly, Theiss Research, La Jolla, CA, United States, Johan Nilsson, Stockholm University, Department of meteorology, Stockholm, Sweden and Nils Melsom Kristiansen, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Ocean and Ice, Oslo, Norway
 
Kinetic energy transfers between mesoscale and submesoscale motions (643412)
Alberto Naveira Garabato1, Xiaolong Yu2, Kurt L Polzin3, Eleanor Frajka-Williams4, Stephen Griffies5 and Christian E. Buckingham1, (1)Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Département de Physique, Brest, France, (2)IFREMER, Laboratoire d’Océanographie Physique et Spatiale, Brest, France, (3)WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (4)National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom, (5)Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States
 
Eddy saturation of the Southern Ocean: a baroclinic versus barotropic perspective (638925)
Navid Constantinou and Andrew M Hogg, Australian National University, Research School of Earth Sciences, Canberra, ACT, Australia
 
Langmuir and mesoscale and submesoscale and bears, oh my! Assessing process impacts on climate (657429)
Baylor Fox-Kemper1, Steven C Clemens2, Leah Johnson3, Qing Li4, Arin Nelson5, Patrick Orenstein3 and Brodie Pearson6, (1)Brown University, Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Providence, RI, United States, (2)Brown University, Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Providence, RI, United States, (3)Brown University, Providence, RI, United States, (4)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (5)University of Colorado at Boulder, Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)Brown University, Geological Sciences, Providence, RI, United States
 
On Energy Cascades in General Flows (637533)
William K Dewar1, Quentin Jamet1, Adekunle O. Ajayi2, Andrew M Hogg3, Thierry Penduff4 and Julien Lesommer4, (1)Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, United States, (2)LGGE Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l’Environnement, St Martins d'here, France, (3)Australian National University, Research School of Earth Sciences, Canberra, ACT, Australia, (4)Institut des Géosciences de l'Environnement, CNRS/Univ. Grenoble Alpes/G-INP/IRD, Grenoble, France
 
Deep Western Boundary Current variability at 26.5ºN and its connection with local abyssal recirculation. (639288)
Tiago Carrilho Bilo, University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Miami, FL, United States and William E Johns, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States
 
A Simple Two Dimensional Dynamical System for Eddy Saturation (650819)
James Roland Maddison, University of Edinburgh, School of Mathematics, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, David Philip Marshall, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom and Julian Mak, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Ocean Sciences, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
 
How cyclonic eddies become more energetic than anticyclonic ones. (646972)
Georgi Sutyrin, Univ Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States
 
Ocean eddy energy budget and parameterization in the North Atlantic (646129)
Ke Zhao and David Philip Marshall, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
 
The Vortex Gas Closure of Baroclinic Turbulence (651822)
Basile Gallet, CEA Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique Saclay, DSM/IRAMIS/SPEC, Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex, France and Raffaele M Ferrari, MIT, Cambridge, United States
 
The impact of topography and eddy parameterization on the simulated Southern Ocean response to changes in surface wind stress (643877)
Hailu Kong, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States and Malte Jansen, University of Chicago, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, Chicago, IL, United States
 
A diagnosis of anisotropic eddy diffusion from a high-resolution global ocean model (636934)
Scott D Bachman1, Baylor Fox-Kemper2 and Frank Bryan1, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Climate and Global Dynamics, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Brown University, Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Providence, RI, United States
 
Measuring Eddy Driven Transport in a Zonally Inhomogeneous Flow (644422)
Dhruv Balwada, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NEW YORK, NY, United States, K. Shafer Smith, New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York, NY, United States and Ryan Abernathey, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States