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  Information - OS2 Influences of steep bathymetry on flows, transports and mixing

Event Information
Steep bathymetry/topography is widespread in the ocean and plays an important role in controlling circulation, transport and mixing. In this session we welcome wide ranging studies on the influences of steep bathymetry (e.g., the continental shelf slope/shelf edge), and smaller scale topography (e.g., canyon and seamount, banks/bumps on the shelf, fjord sills, etc.) on physical and biological processes. Relevant processes can be, but not limited to, along slope currents, overflows, Ekman transport and up/down-welling, fronts and eddies, internal tides/waves and energy conversion, internal hydraulics, form drag as well as turbulence mixing and dissipation. We would like to bring together observationalists and modellers, and welcome all contributions from observations (both field and laboratory), theoretical/numerical modelling and simulations. Influences on sediment and biology will be important parts of the session. We also encourage contributions on the methodology and effectiveness of observations/numerical model improvements, as well as parameterisations of processes that produced by sub-grid scale topography.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Dr. Sonya Legg (Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences Program, Princton University).
"Tidal flow over steep topography: generation of waves and mixing"
Dr.Tamay M. Ozgokmen (Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science,Miami)
"Product water mass formation by turbulent density currents from a
high-order nonhydrostatic spectral element model"


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