Martin KingUni Research, Bergen, Norway
- Research Infrastructure
- Turin Rotating Platform, Italy
- Facilities used
- Turin Rotating Platform Facility (TRP)
- Project leader
Mehmet IlicakUni Research AS., Bergen, Norway
In the Arctic Ocean, ice cracks/leads induce great amount of buoyancy loss. Salt fluxes due to freezing of sea water (i.e. brine rejection) and sea ice melting is one of the primary processes in sea surface mixed layer formation in the polar ocean. In here, we propose to conduct laboratory experiments and concurrent 3D high resolution non-hydrostatic numerical simulations with realistic forcing to investigate the convection processes under different forcing and initial stratification conditions. Our ultimate goal is to provide better parameterizations based on physical processes for the ocean general circulations models.