The SMILES team to present first findings at Ocean Sciences, New Orleans.
Published on 6th February 2016Dr. Phil Hosegood
The SMILES team will be presenting results from the 2015 cruise at the AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting in New Orleans in February. The talks and posters are being presented in the following sessions:
PC11B: Physical and Biogeochemical Processes in the Southern Ocean: Observations, State Estimation, and Modeling I
PO21A: Mesoscale and Submesoscale Processes: Characterization, Dynamics, and Representation IV
PO21C: Numerical Simulations of the Competition Between Restratification and Mixing Induced by Submesoscale Instabilities
A53A: The Ocean Surface Boundary Layer: Physical Processes and Roles in Weather, Climate, and Biogeochemistry I
We’re still working hard on understanding what we observed during the cruise but also how to best to use the numerical modeling results to further our interpretation. Over the last few months Kate has done an amazing job getting the huge amount of complex data collected during the cruise into a form that could firstly be submitted to the British Oceanographic Data Centre but also into a form that we could all use for our analyses. It’s a nontrivial task determining how to split these massive datasets up into coherent segments that we then analyze with specific questions in mind – there’s no point in loading the entire ADCP dataset from the 30 day cruise if we’re only interested in the velocities during the 3 day eddy survey!
If you’re at the conference please come by to the following talks:
Phil Hosegood PC11B-03: Submesoscale dynamics at the Subantarctic Front in the Scotia Sea: Implications for vertical exchange and water mass transformation.
Jean-baptiste will also be giving a talk in the Southern Ocean session on results from DIMES, a US-UK consortium project that investigated finescale mixing processes throughout the region. DIMES is related to SMILES in that both projects aim to investigate the role of sub-grid scale processes throughout the ACC and Southern Ocean more generally.
Jean-baptiste Sallee C11B-02: Direct measurement of the cross-density overturning circulation in the Southern Ocean.