PD Dr. Lars Umlauf
|Research Focus:||RF1 (Small- and Mesoscale Processes)|
|Research Group:||Turbulence and Small-Scale Processes|
|Phone:||+49 (0)381 5197 223|
|Fax:||+49 (0)381 5197 114|
Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW)
I am a physical oceanographer with a focus on turbulence, mixing, and small- to meso-scale processes in the ocean, in the Baltic Sea, and occasionally also in lakes. Presently, my main working areas include the investigation of small-scale processes in the vicinity of surface-layer fronts, atmosphere-ocean feedbacks induced by diurnal warm layers and rain layers, the dynamics of rotating bottom gravity currents, internal-wave mixing, and boundary mixing processes in stratified basins. I also collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines to understand how small-scale physical processes affect biogeoochemical interactions, e.g. in regions with large redox gradients. 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 www.gotm.net.