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dc.contributor.authorShroyer, Emily L.
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-24T16:37:29Z
dc.date.available2014-10-22T08:57:23Z
dc.date.issued2012-06
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Physical Oceanography 42 (2012): 1012–1021en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1912/5274
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © American Meteorological Society, 2012. This article is posted here by permission of American Meteorological Society for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Physical Oceanography 42 (2012): 1012–1021, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-11-0184.1.en_US
dc.description.abstractPacific Water flows across the shallow Chukchi Sea before reaching the Arctic Ocean, where it is a source of heat, freshwater, nutrients, and carbon. A substantial portion of Pacific Water is routed through Barrow Canyon, located in the northeast corner of the Chukchi. Barrow Canyon is a region of complex geometry and forcing where a variety of water masses have been observed to coexist. These factors contribute to a dynamic physical environment, with the potential for significant water mass transformation. The measurements of turbulent kinetic energy dissipation presented here indicate diapycnal mixing is important in the upper canyon. Elevated dissipation rates were observed near the pycnocline, effectively mixing winter and summer water masses, as well as within the bottom boundary layer. The slopes of shear/stratification layers, combined with analysis of rotary spectra, suggest that near-inertial wave activity may be important in modulating dissipation near the bottom. Because the canyon is known to be a hotspot of productivity with an active benthic community, mixing may be an important factor in maintenance of the biological environment.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipELS was supported as a WHOI Postdoctoral Scholar through the WHOI Ocean and Climate Change Institute.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Meteorological Societyen_US
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-11-0184.1
dc.subjectArcticen_US
dc.subjectContinental shelf/slopeen_US
dc.subjectMixingen_US
dc.subjectSmall scale processesen_US
dc.titleTurbulent kinetic energy dissipation in Barrow Canyonen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.embargo2012-12-01en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1175/JPO-D-11-0184.1


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