Internal waves and turbulent mixing processes: from lakes and coastal seas to the deep ocean
Rob Hall (University of East Anglia), Danielle Wain (University of Bath), Alex Brearley (BAS)
Internal waves are important drivers of turbulent mixing in a range of environments, from stratified lakes and lochs, through seasonally stratified shelf seas, to the abyssal ocean. The full wave-spectrum, from near-inertial waves and internal tides to high-frequency and nonlinear internal waves, contributes to the observed spatiotemporal variability in turbulent mixing – in turn affecting the hydrodynamics of the environment in question. By influencing both vertical and lateral transports, internal waves driven mixing also impacts biogeochemical fluxes, sedimentary processes, and potentially the Earth’s climate as a whole
We invite abstracts on all aspects of research related to internal waves, turbulence and mixing, including theoretical, observational and numerical modelling studies. We particularly welcome abstracts that combine observational and numerical modelling disciplines to resolve internal waves processes across multiple spatiotemporal scales, as well as cross-disciplinary research that addresses the biogeochemical, sedimentary and climatic implications of internal wave driven mixing.