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Lars Umlauf


Phone: +49 (0)381 5197 223
Fax:     +49 (0)381 5197 114

Street Address:
Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW)
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock-Warnemuende



 I am a physical oceanographer with a focus on turbulence, mixing, and small- to meso-scale processes in the coastal ocean and in lakes. Presently, my main working areas include a large-scale tracer experiment conducted in Baltic Sea, the dynamics of rotating bottom gravity currents, internal-wave mixing, and boundary mixing processes in stratified basins. In addition to theoretical, observational, and numerical methods used to understand these processes, I have a special interest in the development of marine turbulence models. Have a look at our public domain turbulence toolbox GOTM at



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