Joint Seminar: Flow-topography interactions in the Samoan Passage.

Mixing in the Samoan Passage has implications for the abyssal water properties of the entire North Pacific Ocean—a significant volume of the global ocean. The recently-completed Samoan Passage Abyssal Mixing Experiment explored the importance of topography on a wide range of scales, including (a) constraints on transport due to the the overall passage shape and the heights of the multiple sills, (b) rapid changes in water properties due to NADW localized mixing hotspots at regions of flow acceleration, and (c) diversion and disturbance of flow pathways and density surfaces by small-scale seamounts and ridges. While some of these effects are well-represented by a 2-dimensional model of flow over rough topography, others are inherently 3-dimensional.




15:15 Uhr


Bundesstr. 53, room 022/023
Seminar Room 022/023, Ground Floor, Bundesstrasse 53, 20146 Hamburg, Hamburg


James Girton


Jin-Song von Storch

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