Marie-Pascale LelongSenior Research Scientist
I am interested in the regime of oceanic motions that are influenced by both
the Earth's rotation and buoyancy forces. This is the regime for which the
Rossby number, Ro, is O(1). This regime is dynamically important because it
links the energy-carrying, large scales (Ro<<1 regime) to the small,
isotropic scales (Ro>>1 regime) at which energy is dissipated.
Motions in this regime include inertia-gravity waves, submesoscale
coherent vortices (SCVs) (sometimes referred to as vortical modes) and
rotating, stratified turbulence. Understanding the dynamical processes that
govern energy transfer between the different regimes remains the primary
focus of my research.
Presentation at Fields Institute Workshop on Sub-Mesoscale Ocean Processes, Toronto 12 June 2013: click here
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