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Self-similar mixing in stratified plane Couette flow for varying Prandtl number
(Cambridge University PressJournal of Fluid Mechanics, 2017-06-10)
We investigate fully developed turbulence in stratified plane Couette flows using direct numerical simulations similar to those reported by Deusebio et al. (J. Fluid Mech., vol. 781, 2015, pp. 298-329) expanding the range ...
Diapycnal mixing in layered stratified plane Couette flow quantified in a tracer-based coordinate
(Cambridge University PressJournal of Fluid Mechanics, 2017-07)
The mixing properties of statically stable density interfaces subject to imposed vertical shear are studied using direct numerical simulations of stratified plane Couette flow. The simulations are designed to investigate ...
Spontaneous Wave Generation at Strongly Strained Density Fronts
(American Meteorological SocietyJournal of Physical Oceanography, 2016-06-23)
A simple analytical model is presented describing the spontaneous generation of inertia–gravity waves at density fronts subjected to strong horizontal strain rates. The model considers fronts of arbitrary horizontal and ...
Turbulent mixing, restratification, and phytoplankton growth at a submesoscale eddy
(WileyGeophysical Research Letters, 2016-05-13)
High-resolution large-eddy simulations are used to study the influence of submesoscale mixed layer instability and small-scale turbulence on phytoplankton growth in light-limited conditions. Four simulations are considered ...
Synoptic-to-planetary scale wind variability enhances phytoplankton biomass at ocean fronts
(American Geophysical UnionJournal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 2017-06-01)
In nutrient-limited conditions, phytoplankton growth at fronts is enhanced by winds, which drive upward nutrient fluxes via enhanced turbulent mixing and upwelling. Hence, depth-integrated phytoplankton biomass can be 10 ...