DIMES: Diapycnal and Isopycnal Mixing Experiment in the Southern Ocean

Lead Research Organisation: University of East Anglia
Department Name: Environmental Sciences


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Cusack J (2017) Observation of a Large Lee Wave in the Drake Passage in Journal of Physical Oceanography

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Naveira Garabato AC (2017) High-latitude ocean ventilation and its role in Earth's climate transitions. in Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences

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Trossman D (2015) Internal lee wave closures: Parameter sensitivity and comparison to observations in Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans

Related Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Award Value
NE/E005985/1 30/09/2008 30/07/2013 £1,021,403
NE/E005985/2 Transfer NE/E005985/1 31/07/2013 31/01/2016 £319,431
Description Revised diagnosis of the distribution of isopycnal mixing in the Southern Ocean.

Determination of the roles of eddy kinetic energy and mixing suppression by jets in setting mixing rates.

Resolution of the apparent paradox of weak mixing in regions of high eddy kinetic energy seen in zonal mean sections of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.

Assessment of the temporal variability of isopycnal mixing in the Southern Ocean.

Demonstration (from the spread of a deliberate tracer) that mid-depth diapycnal mixing is greatly enhanced over rough topography in the Southern Ocean.

First systematic assessment of finescale parameterizations of turbulent mixing with microstructure measurements.
Exploitation Route See NE/E007058/1
Sectors Environment

Description See NE/E007058/1
First Year Of Impact 2011
Sector Other