Defining the New Frontiers of Ocean Mixing Research I

Session ID#: 92571

Session Description:
Ocean mixing plays several very important roles in the open and coastal ocean through a variety of different processes. In the upper ocean, mixing influences the sea surface temperature and hence air-sea interactions which in turn impact global climate change; while in the deep ocean, mixing maintains the abyssal stratification of the world’s oceans and impacts the global overturning circulation. Ocean mixing also modulates the transport and dispersal of dissolved and suspended materials including pollutants and fish larvae. Planktonic ecosystems are controlled through nutrient pumping associated with ocean mixing.

     This session encompasses a wide variety of aspects of mixing within the water column from the surface to the seabed, as well as the impact of mixing on key physical, biological, and chemical processes, such as those mentioned above, with special attention to new findings obtained through improvements in oceanographic instrumentation and the use of supercomputers. Observational, theoretical, experimental, and numerical approaches are all welcome. In this session, we particularly encourage discussion that can confirm how far our understanding of related topics has advanced and help define the new frontiers of ocean mixing research to be tackled in the next decade.

  • CT - Chemical Tracers, Organic Matter and Trace Elements
  • OB - Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
Primary Chair:  Toshiyuki Hibiya, University of Tokyo, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Bunkyo-ku, Japan
Co-chairs:  Hidekatsu Yamazaki, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan, Gregory N Ivey, University Western Australia, Oceans Graduate School and Oceans Institute, Crawley, WA, Australia and Naomi Harada, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science & Technology, Yokosuka, Japan
Primary Liaison:  Toshiyuki Hibiya, Univ Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Moderators:  Toshiyuki Hibiya, Univ Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan and Naomi Harada, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science & Technology, Yokosuka, Japan
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Toshiyuki Hibiya, Univ Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

The Modulation of Internal Wave Propagation and Breaking in the Thermocline (648032)
Robert Pinkel, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States
Tide-Topography Interaction and Currents: Asymmetries in Internal Wave Breaking (652127)
Kevin G Lamb, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Instabilities of finite-amplitude internal wave beams (635985)
Yohei Onuki, Kyushu University, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kasuga, Japan and Yuki Tanaka, The University to Tokyo, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, Tokyo, Japan
Turbulent Dissipation Rate and Mixing Variations in the Polar Front of the Southern Ocean (648069)
Lauren Newell Ferris1, Donglai Gong1, Takashi Ijichi2, Sophia Merrifield3, Justin Shapiro4 and Louis St Laurent4, (1)Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, United States, (2)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (3)University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (4)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Overview of OMIX project “Ocean mixing processes: impact on biogeochemistry, climate and ecosystems” (645311)
Ichiro Yasuda, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Japan, Shuhei Masuda, JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan, Jun Nishioka, Hokkaido University, Institute of low temperature science, Sapporo, Japan, Xinyu Guo, CMES, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan, Naomi Harada, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science & Technology, Yokosuka, Japan, Shin-ichi Ito, Tohoku National Fisheries Reseach Institute, Shiogama, Japan, Toshiyuki Hibiya, Univ Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, Hiroyasu Hasumi, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan, Yutaka Yoshikawa, Kyoto University Rigakubu, Kyoto, Japan, Hajime Obata, Univ Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan and Hiroaki Tatebe, JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Research Center for Environmental Modeling and Application, Yokohama, Japan
Intensified vertical mixing around various sea mounts along the Kuroshio and its contribution to the ecosystem (642019)
Takeshi Matsuno1, Xinyu Guo2, Hirohiko Nakamura3, Eisuke Tsutsumi4, Tomoharu Senjyu5, Takahiro Endoh1, Jing Zhang6, Kaoru Ichikawa1, Toru Kobari3, Naoki Yoshie2, Daisuke Hasegawa7, Takeyoshi Nagai8, Ayako Nishina3, Akie Sakai9, Tadateru Noguchi6, Ming-Huei Chang10, Yiing Jang Yang11, Sen Jan10, Cesar Villanoy12, Keunjong Lee13, Daigo Yanagimoto4 and Ichiro Yasuda4, (1)RIAM, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, (2)CMES, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan, (3)Fac. Fisheries, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan, (4)AORI, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan, (5)Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, (6)Fac. Science, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan, (7)Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, Shiogama, Japan, (8)Tokyo Univ.Mar.Science&Tech., Tokyo, Japan, (9)Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, (10)National Taiwan University, Institute of Oceanography, Taipei, Taiwan, (11)National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, (12)Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines, (13)Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Busan, South Korea
Direct estimates of turbulent mixing in the Indonesian Seas and its impact on the water-mass transformation (648741)
Taira Nagai, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, Toshiyuki Hibiya, Univ Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan and Fadli Syamsudin, Indonesia Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology, Jakarta, Indonesia
Enhanced Turbulent Mixing in the Equatorial Thermocline (644604)
Kelvin John Richards, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, International Pacific Research Center, Honolulu, HI, United States, Andrei Natarov, IPRC/SOEST Univ Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States and Yanli Jia, International Pacific Research Center, Honolulu, HI, United States