PS23A:
Vertical Transport: Pathways from the Surface to the Interior II

Session ID#: 92562

Session Description:
The vertical transport of properties, including carbon, oxygen, and heat, is crucial for the production and export of organic carbon, ventilating the subsurface ocean, and modulating ocean-atmosphere exchange. However, vertical transport is poorly constrained observationally, and a challenge for models because vertical velocity is highly sensitive to small-scale processes and model resolution. We will discuss both physical and biological mechanisms for vertical transport on scales ranging from the mesoscale to smaller scales, and including processes affected by surface forcing, seasonality of the mixed-layer, restratification, advection, subduction, mixing, sinking and topography. We will address the underlying dynamics and kinematics for vertical transport of water and properties using multi-platform observations, modeling and theory, while exploring three-dimensional Lagrangian pathways and their spatial and temporal scales of coherence. The effects of such transport on the biological production and export of organic matter is of interest, as also, the large-scale and long-term implications for exchange between the upper ocean and interior.
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • OB - Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry
  • PI - Physical-Biological Interactions
  • PL - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Larger
Index Terms:
Primary Chair:  Dhruv Balwada, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NEW YORK, NY, United States
Co-chairs:  Amala Mahadevan, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Julius Johannes Marian Busecke, Princeton University, Department of Geosciences, Princeton, NJ, United States and Daniel L Rudnick, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Primary Liaison:  Daniel L Rudnick, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Moderators:  Amala Mahadevan, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Julius Johannes Marian Busecke, LDEO/Columbia University, NYC, NY, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Dhruv Balwada, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Submesoscale Frontogenesis (645466)
Roy Barkan, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel; University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, United States, Maarten J Molemaker, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States, James C McWilliams, University of California in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, United States, Kaushik Srinivasan, University of California Los Angeles, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States and Eric A D'Asaro, Applied Physics Lab, Univ of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Three-dimensional Lagrangian transport in turbulence-resolving simulations of a submesoscale front (648002)
Sutanu Sarkar and Vicky Kumar Verma, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States
On the Vertical Velocity and Nutrient Delivery in Warm Core Rings (656405)
Ke Chen, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Physical Oceanography Department, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Peter Gaube, Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington, Air-Sea Interaction and Remote Sensing, Seattle, WA, United States, Enric Pallas Sanz, Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education at Ensenada, Physical Oceanography, Ensenada, BJ, Mexico and Dennis Joseph McGillicuddy Jr, Woods Hole Oeanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Modeling vertical transport and submesoscale frontal mixing in dense flows along topography (637863)
Elizabeth A Yankovsky, Princeton University, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton, NJ, United States and Sonya Legg, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States
Large-scale effects of eddies on ocean biological carbon pump (651222)
Laure Resplandy, Princeton University, Department of Geosciences, Princeton, NJ, United States, Marina Levy, Laboratoire d'océanographie et du climat : expérimentations et approches numériques (LOCEAN), Paris, France and Dennis Joseph McGillicuddy Jr, Woods Hole Oeanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Vertical Eddy Iron Transport in the Southern Ocean (653619)
Ryan P Abernathey1, Takaya Uchida1, Dhruv Balwada2, Galen A McKinley3, K. Shafer Smith4 and Marina Levy5, (1)Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, (3)Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States, (4)New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York, NY, United States, (5)Laboratoire d'océanographie et du climat : expérimentations et approches numériques (LOCEAN), Paris, France
Do Submesoscales Affect the Large-Scale Structure of the Thermocline? (648497)
Anirban Sinha, California Institute of Technology, Environmental Science and Engineering, Pasadena, CA, United States, Jörn Callies, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States and Dimitris Menemenlis, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States
Global estimates of 1000-dbar vertical velocity from Argo floats (649649)
Katy Christensen, Alison R Gray and Stephen Riser, University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States