SCOR Working Group 69

Small-Scale Oceanic Turbulence

K.N. Federov (USSR)
Other Full Members
Thomas R. Osborn (USA), C. Cox (USA), C.H. Gibson (USA), J. Woods (FRG), Michael Gregg (USA), Christopher Garrett (Canada), J.S. Turner (Australia), R. Ozmidov (USSR), and S. Panchev (Bulgaria)
Associate Members
S.A. Thorpe (UK) and E. Schumann (South Africa)
Terms of Reference
  1. To review the results of in situ measurements of small-scale oceanic turbulence in the light of the design and performance of the instruments used.

  2. To review conjectures relating various characteristics of the space-time distribution of small-scale turbulence in the ocean interior to specific sources of energy available there under various typical conditions of stratification and motion.

  3. To consider the overall effects of small-scale turbulence on larger scale oceanic transports.

  4. To design and encourage the implementation of experiments aimed at:

    • comparing the performance of different instruments
    • finding ways to remove instrumental bias
    • providing statistically significant tests of the most plausible conjectures
  5. To organize in 1983-84 an international symposium on the small-scale turbulence in the interior of the ocean and to publish a carefully edited book containing its proceedings.

Financial Sponsors
  • Small-scale turbulence and mixing in the ocean: A glossary. In: Small-Scale Turbulence and Mixing in the Ocean, C. J. Nihoul and B. M. Jamart, editors, Elsevier Oceanography Series, 46, Elsevier, New York, pp.3-10, Elsevier. (1988)