New technological frontiers in ocean mixing


This chapter gives an overview of recent advances in in situ observations of ocean mixing. It starts by providing a brief history of measuring ocean mixing. It then describes adaptations of traditional measurements and methods to autonomous platforms, including profiling floats and autonomous underwater vehicles. For each approach, the method is described as well as its limitations. Evidence for successful application of each method is provided.

Ocean Mixing: Drivers, Mechanisms and Impacts
Eleanor Frajka-Williams
Eleanor Frajka-Williams
Professor of Ocean Dynamics in a Changing Climate

I am a physical oceanographer who uses ocean observations to investigate ocean dynamics and circulation in a changing climate. I have a particular interest in problems spanning scales (from micro- to large-scale) or spheres (biogeosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere), and in methods that leverage traditional observations with new platforms and satellite data.