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SFB/TRR 181: [subproject] SFB/TRR 181 Energy transfer in the atmosphere and the ocean, T2: Energy budget of the ocean surface mixed layer

The main energy pathways in the meso-scale range (from roughly 100 m to 10 km) will be identi fied, quantifi ed, and parameterised, with the ultimate goal to incorporate them into global climate models. This will be done using a numerical approach consisting of two di fferent model studies specialised in both turbulent  ows and regional ocean processes, as well as a dedicated field program using the Baltic Sea as a \natural laboratory" for the observation of sub-meso-scale energy pathways.


  • Lorenz, M., K. Klingbeil and H. Burchard (2020). Numerical study of the exchange flow of the Persian Gulf using an extended total exchange flow analysis framework. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans 125: e2019JC015527, doi: 10.1029/2019jc015527
  • Dippner, J. W., I. Bartl, E. Chrysagi, P. Holtermann, A. Kremp, F. Thoms and M. Voss (2019). Lagrangian residence time in the Bay of Gdańsk, Baltic Sea. Front. Mar. Sci. 6: 725, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00725