Joint Seminar: Observing the impacts of meso- and submesoscale ocean features

Understanding meso- and submesoscale ocean features is crucial to understand the ocean system as a whole and essential for a reliable prediction of the future evolution of the ocean due to the fact that that these features have a major impact (among many others) on the dispersion of tracers and the energy distribution. In addition to their importance for the physical ocean state, they induce biogeochemical responses which in turn directly evoke ecosystem impacts. This talk contains attempts to characterize the mesoscale eddy field as well as detailed case studies of coherent eddies investigating their impact on the near-inertial energy distribution. Furthermore, the implications of these physical processes for the biogeochemical properties and the local ecosystem are investigated. The presented results are all based on observational data collected over the last years. The last part of the talk gives an outlook about the planned work at the MPI, where, among other things, these results will be compared to the output of the ICON model.




15:15 Uhr


Bundesstr. 53, room 22/23, virtual seminar


Florian Schütte, Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie


Diego Jiménez-de-la-Cuesta Otero
Shih-Wei Fang

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