Mixing (of e.g. heat, oxygen or nutrients) is a crucial component of our climate system. It is well known that mixing occurs on many different scales, but its temporal characteristics have yet to be well observed and modelled. New preliminary data suggests large intermittency of mixing processes in the ocean, which may lead to entirely new insights. In this project, we will be combining both existing and new mooring-based observations with results from eddy-permitting models to study the intermittency of mixing in the ocean. This should lead to a significant improvement on how mixing is currently represented in most models.
This project is part of the joint research of Utrecht University and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research concerning the functioning of (coastal) seas and oceans. Pairs of scienists will carry out interdisciplinary research into pressing scientific and societal issues that tie in with the strategic themes of both organisations. In addition to the Faculties of Science and Geosciences, also the Faculties of Law, Economics and Governance, and Veterinary Medicine of the UU are involved. The projects are part of the agreement to intensify the collaboration UU-NIOZ (2016-2025), funded by UU.
Dr. Sjoerd Groeskamp (NIOZ)
Dr. Michiel Baatsen (Utrecht University)
Our Future Ocean
UU-NIOZ project page
For more information on this project and other UU-NIOZ projects, visit the joint UU-NIOZ project page
Meet the team
Below you find the NIOZ employee(s) working in this team. For a complete overview including Utrecht University team members visit the joint UU-NIOZ project page