Convenor - Trevor McDougall
Co-convenors: Toshi Hibiya, Sarah Nicholson, Daniel Schertzer and Irina Repina
Session JP1 covers all aspects of internal waves and mixing processes in the ocean, atmosphere and in the solar carona and solar wind. Ocean mixing plays a crucial role both in the coastal ocean as well as in the open ocean. Nutrient supply resulting from vertical mixing influences productivity in the local coastal area, whereas deep-ocean mixing maintains abyssal stratification thus playing a key role in driving global overturning circulation. Nevertheless, our understanding of these ocean mixing processes is far from complete. Contributions are encouraged on a wide variety of aspects of coastal and open ocean mixing processes, including the cascade of internal wave energy from the large scales of generation to the small scales of mixing, mixing processes caused by internal wave breaking and their roles in the biological processes and productivity of the ocean, global distribution of baroclinic energy conversion and fine-scale parameterizations of turbulent mixing. Theoretical, modelling numerical, laboratory, and observational approaches are all welcome.