Marie-Pascale LelongSenior Research Scientist
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Spontaneous Imbalance Workshop #1:
Perspectives from atmospheric and oceanic dynamics
Pilot Study to assess the current understanding of lateral mixing in the ocean
I am interested in the regime of oceanic motions that are influenced by both
the Earth's rotation and buoyancy forces. This is the regime for which the
Rossby number, Ro, is O(1). This regime is dynamically important because it
links the energy-carrying, large scales (Ro<<1 regime) to the small,
isotropic scales (Ro>>1 regime) at which energy is dissipated.
Motions in this regime include inertia-gravity waves, submesoscale
coherent vortices (SCVs) (sometimes referred to as vortical modes) and
rotating, stratified turbulence. Understanding the dynamical processes that
govern energy transfer between the different regimes remains the primary
focus of my research.
I am currently involved in 4 research projects:
Bouruet-Aubertot, P., H. van Haren and M.-P. Lelong, 2010 (November 2010, Journal of Physical Oceanography) (pdf). Lelong, M.-P. and E. Kunze, 2013 J. of Fluid Mech, 721, 1-27, journals.cambridge.org
(pdf). Lelong, M.-P. and E. Kunze, 2010. (pdf). Lelong, M.-P. and E. Kunze, 2009. Ed. D.G. Dritschel, Springer) (pdf). Lelong, M.-P. and M.A. Sundermeyer, 2005, J. Phys. Oceanogr. 35(12) 2352-2367, (pdf). Sundermeyer, M.A. and M.-P. Lelong, 2005, J. Phys. Oceanogr. 35(12) 2368-2386,(pdf). Lelong, M.-P. and J.J. Riley (J. Fluid Mech., 1991, 232, 1-19) (pdf). Riley, J.J. and M.-P. Lelong (Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech., 2000, 32613-657) (pdf).
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