Dynamics and parameterization of stably stratified turbulence : implications for estimates of mixing in geophysical flows
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This research focuses on the relationship between the observed length scales of overturns in stably-stratified shear-flow turbulence and the fundamental length scales constructed from dimensional analysis of basic physical quantities. In geophysical flows such as the ocean, overturns are relatively easy to observe while the basic quantities are not. As such, overturns provide a means of inferring basic quantities if the relationship between the observed and fundamental scales are known. In turn, inferred values of the basic quantities, namely the the turbulent kinetic energy k, and the dissipation ...