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Project details: ShIC

Acronym: ShIC
Title: Quantification of shear-induced convection and bottom boundary layer mixing in natural waters
Duration: 01.10.2006 - 15.10.2010
Project manager: PD Dr. Lars Umlauf
Funding: DFG
Focus: Transport and transformation processes
Department: Physical Oceanography and Instrumentation

Andreas Lorke (University of Konstanz, Germany)


Alfred Wüest (EAWAG, Switzerland)


The focus is on turbulence and mixing in sloping bottom boundary layers that become gravitationally unstable due to the near-bottom shear. With a field programs and modeling studies we compare the Baltic Sea, Lake Constance (Germany), and Lake Alpnach (Switzerland).

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