Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences (A)
Session Sub-categoryOcean Sciences & Ocean Environment (OS)
Session IDA-OS16
TitleFrontiers of Ocean Mixing Research
Short TitleFrontiers of Ocean Mixing Research
Main Convener NameToshiyuki Hibiya
AffiliationDepartment of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo
Co-Convener 1NameKevin G Lamb
AffiliationUniversity of Waterloo
Co-Convener 2NameTakashi Ijichi
AffiliationThe University of Tokyo
Session LanguageE
ScopeOcean mixing plays several critical roles in the open and coastal ocean, affecting key physical, biological, and chemical processes. For example, ocean mixing distributes nutrients and larvae for biological productivity and fisheries, sustains abyssal stratification of the world's oceans, contributes to the global overturning circulation, redistributes heat and salt, and influences climate dynamics. Following the ocean mixing session at the 2021 JpGU Meeting, this session also encourages contributors to present recent findings of ocean mixing obtained from field observations as well as theoretical, numerical, and laboratory studies. Through the detailed discussions, we would like to confirm how far our understanding of the ocean mixing processes has advanced, defining the new frontier of ocean mixing research to be tackled in the next decade. The session encompasses a wide variety of aspects of coastal and open ocean mixing processes; within the water column from the surface through the interior to the near boundary benthic mixing, including the roles of mixing in the biological and chemical processes as well as productivity of the ocean. Observational, theoretical, and numerical modeling studies are all welcome.
Presentation FormatOral and Poster session
Joint with
Co-sponsoredThe Oceanographic Society of Japan