Nonlinear Processes in Oceanic and Atmospheric Flows

Presentation

MICROSTRUCTURE MEASUREMENTS: LAKES, COASTAL ZONE, DEEP OCEAN

Author: Elena Roget, University of Girona.

Names and affiliation of other authors:
Xavier Sánchez and Jesús Planella, University of Girona.

Oral or poster: Oral presentation

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Microstructure measurements in lakes and oceans

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Abstract:
The analysis of microstructure measurements is based on various statistical methods that are conceptually helpful for correct description and better understanding of the processes that govern small-scale dynamics in natural aquatic systems. In the talk, we discuss a) shear induced turbulence in the ocean surface layer (DSR-I, 2006. 53(2),387-407) , b) double diffusive interface generated by geothermal convection at the bottom of a lake (JGR,2007. Art. C02012), and c) a bottom boundary layer in a littoral costal zone. The importance of the feedback between theoretical and experimental research will be illustrated.

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*Satellite images from NASA and ESA

Nonlinear Processes in Oceanic and Atmospheric Flows. July 2-4, 2008. Castro Urdiales, Cantabria, Spain.