Wave-Induced Upper-Ocean Mixing [ 2010 - 2012 ]

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Researchers: Alexander V. Babanin

Researchers Prof AV Babanin; Prof WR Phillips; Dr A Ganopolski

Brief description The wave-induced mixing is of principal importance for air-sea interaction models since heat capacity of 2-3m of the ocean water is equal to the capacity of the entire atmosphere. This project will study and implement such mixing, including the newly described physical phenomenon of wave-induced turbulence, into a variety of models. As a result, wave models and global climate models will be coupled. It is believed that such coupling will enhance our ability to predict the impact of global climate change. As part of the project, predictions of changes to the global wave climate will be developed. Such predictions are important to a nation such as Australia where significant population and economic assets are located close to the coast.

Funding Amount $310,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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