Other Scholarly Content

 

Observations of Boundary Mixing over the Continental Slope Public Deposited

Downloadable Content

Download PDF
https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/defaults/h702q786x

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract
  • Observations of mixing over the continental slope using a towed body reveal a great lateral extent (several kilometers) of continuously turbulent fluid within a few hundred meters of the boundary at depth 1600 m. The largest turbulent dissipation rates were observed over a 5 km horizontal region near a slope critical to the M2 internal tide. Over a submarine landslide perpendicular to the continental slope, enhanced mixing extended at least 600 m above the boundary, increasing toward the bottom. The resulting vertical divergence of the heat flux near the bottom implies that fluid there must be replenished. Intermediate nepheloid layers detected optically contained fluid with θ–S properties distinct from their surroundings. It is suggested that intermediate nepheloid layers are interior signitures of the boundary layer detachment required by the near-bottom flux divergance.
Resource Type
DOI
Date Available
Date Issued
Citation
  • Moum, J. N., D. R. Caldwell, J. D. Nash, G. D. Gunderson, 2002: Observations of Boundary Mixing over the Continental Slope. Journal of Physical Oceanogrraphy, 32, 2113–2130.
Series
Rights Statement
Funding Statement (additional comments about funding)
  • This work was funded by the National Science Foundation.
Publisher
Peer Reviewed
Language
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Deborah Campbell (deborah.campbell@oregonstate.edu) on 2012-02-06T17:06:54Z No. of bitstreams: 1 MoumJN.CEOAS.ObservationsBoundaryMixing.pdf: 1281249 bytes, checksum: e30a95d77c4ce12f3aaeca2adef9869b (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2012-02-06T17:06:54Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 MoumJN.CEOAS.ObservationsBoundaryMixing.pdf: 1281249 bytes, checksum: e30a95d77c4ce12f3aaeca2adef9869b (MD5) Previous issue date: 2002-07

Relationships

Parents:

This work has no parents.

Items