Ocean Mixing,
Edition 1 Drivers, Mechanisms and Impacts
Edited by Michael Meredith and Alberto Naveira Garabato

Publication Date: 21 Sep 2021
Ocean Mixing: Drivers, Mechanisms and Impacts presents a broad panorama of one of the most rapidly-developing areas of marine science. It highlights the state-of-the-art concerning knowledge of the causes of ocean mixing, and a perspective on the implications for ocean circulation, climate, biogeochemistry and the marine ecosystem. This edited volume places a particular emphasis on elucidating the key future questions relating to ocean mixing, and emerging ideas and activities to address them, including innovative technology developments and advances in methodology.

Ocean Mixing is a key reference for those entering the field, and for those seeking a comprehensive overview of how the key current issues are being addressed and what the priorities for future research are. Each chapter is written by established leaders in ocean mixing research; the volume is thus suitable for those seeking specific detailed information on sub-topics, as well as those seeking a broad synopsis of current understanding. It provides useful ammunition for those pursuing funding for specific future research campaigns, by being an authoritative source concerning key scientific goals in the short, medium and long term. Additionally, the chapters contain bespoke and informative graphics that can be used in teaching and science communication to convey the complex concepts and phenomena in easily accessible ways.

Key Features

  • Presents a coherent overview of the state-of-the-art research concerning ocean mixing
  • Provides an in-depth discussion of how ocean mixing impacts all scales of the planetary system
  • Includes elucidation of the grand challenges in ocean mixing, and how they might be addressed
About the author
Edited by Michael Meredith, Oceanographer and Science Leader, British Antarctic Survey (BAS), Cambridge, UK and Alberto Naveira Garabato, Professor of Physical Oceanography, University of Southampton, and Director, NEXUSS Centre of Doctoral Training, Smart and Autonomous Observation of the Environment
Table of Contents
1. Ocean mixing: oceanography at a watershed
Alberto Naveira Garabato and Michael Meredith
2. The role of ocean mixing in the climate system
Angélique V. Melet, Robert Hallberg and David P. Marshall
3. The role of mixing in the large-scale ocean circulation
Casimir de Lavergne, Sjoerd Groeskamp, Jan Zika and Helen L. Johnson
4. Ocean near-surface layers
Baylor Fox-Kemper, Leah Johnson and Fangli Qiao
5. The lifecycle of surface-generated near-inertial waves
Leif N. Thomas and Xiaoming Zhai
6. The lifecycle of topographically-generated internal waves
Ruth Musgrave, Friederike Pollmann, Samuel Kelly and Maxim Nikurashin
7. Mixing at the ocean’s bottom boundary
Kurt L. Polzin and Trevor J. McDougall
8. Submesoscale processes and mixing
Jonathan Gula, John Taylor, Andrey Shcherbina and Amala Mahadevan
9. Isopycnal mixing
Ryan Abernathey, Anand Gnanadesikan, Marie-Aude Pradal and Miles A. Sundermeyer
10.Mixing in equatorial oceans
James N. Moum, Andrei Natarov, Kelvin J. Richards, Emily L. Shroyer and William D. Smyth
11.Mixing in the Arctic ocean
Yueng-Djern Lenn, Ilker Fer, Mary-Louise Timmermans and Jennifer A. MacKinnon
12.Mixing in the Southern Ocean
Sarah T. Gille, Katy L. Sheen, Sebastiaan Swart and Andrew F. Thompson
13.The crucial contribution of mixing to present and future ocean oxygen distribution
Marina Lévy, Laure Resplandy, Jaime B. Palter, Damien Couespel and Zouhair Lachkar
14.New technological frontiers in ocean mixing
Eleanor Frajka-Williams, J. Alexander Brearley, Jonathan D. Nash and Caitlin B. Whalen
Book details
ISBN: 9780128215128
Page Count: 384
Illustrations : 72 illustrations (42 in full color)
Retail Price : £118.00
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Physical Oceanographers at graduate level and above