Understanding mixing efficiency in the oceans : Do the nonlinearities of the equation of state for seawater matter ?

@inproceedings{Tailleux2009UnderstandingME,
  title={Understanding mixing efficiency in the oceans : Do the nonlinearities of the equation of state for seawater matter ?},
  author={R. Tailleux},
  year={2009}
}
  • R. Tailleux
  • Published 2009
There exist two central measures of turbulent mixing in turbulent stratified fluids that are both caused by molecular diffusion: 1) the dissipation rate D(APE) of available potential energy APE; 2) the turbulent rate of change Wr,turbulent of background gravitational potential energy GPEr. So far, these two quantities have often been regarded as the same energy conversion, namely the irreversible conversion of APE into GPEr, owing to the well known exact equality D(APE) = Wr,turbulent for a… CONTINUE READING