Special Issue "Ocean Exchange and Circulation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 April 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: ocean circulation; dense water formation; strait exchange; coastal circulation; experimental oceanography; Mediterranean long-term variability
Interests: abyssal circulation; thermohaline properties; mesoscle variability; experimental oceanography; polar oceanography; Mediterranean circulation
Ocean circulation generated by the wind and/or by density gradients contributes to water property exchange between different parts of the ocean or between semi-enclosed seas and adjacent oceanic areas. Different space and time scales characterize ocean exchange and circulation. In addition to the mean circulation, basin-scale, and sub-basin flows, mesoscale eddies and internal processes (e.g., mixing induced by bottom roughness, internal waves, etc.) contribute to re-distribution of ocean properties and energy. Thermohaline oceanic circulation is driven by the winter convection and dense-water formation processes that are thus directly influenced by winter climatic conditions. Long-term and climatic changes in circulation and in the vertical mixing processes directly influence the variability of the biogeochemical properties of the ocean. A special role in trapping and/or transporting the biogeochemical properties of sea water is played by travelling eddies; however, this is yet to be quantified. This issue is open to all papers addressing the processes, which are associated with ocean circulation and mixing in both oceanic areas and semi-enclosed seas. It will also deal with the implications of circulation on biogeochemical properties and marine pollution.
Dr. Miroslav Gacic
Dr. Manuel Bensi
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- ocean circulation
- long-term variability
- vertical mixing
- mesoscale eddies
- biogeochemical properties