Oceans and Atmosphere

Internal Waves and Ocean Mixing

The study of the processes by which the oceans transport and blend water with varying chemistry, temperature, and velocity, particularly through the mechanism of internal gravity waves. Graphic from Multiscale Ocean Dynamics (MOD).

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Peter Franks
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

The group focuses on observing and modeling coastal processes including beach evolution, cliff erosion, and nearshore waves.

A specialized team of oceanographers, engineers, and graduate students solving vexing problems in ocean physics and biology.  We develop, build, and deploy novel scientific instrumentation to observe the ocean in new ways.