Articles | Volume 19, issue 6
Research article
20 Dec 2023
Research article |  | 20 Dec 2023

Observations of strong turbulence and mixing impacting water exchange between two basins in the Baltic Sea

Julia Muchowski, Martin Jakobsson, Lars Umlauf, Lars Arneborg, Bo Gustafsson, Peter Holtermann, Christoph Humborg, and Christian Stranne


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-920', Anonymous Referee #1, 03 Aug 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Julia Muchowski, 03 Oct 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-920', Anonymous Referee #2, 26 Aug 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Julia Muchowski, 03 Oct 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Julia Muchowski on behalf of the Authors (03 Oct 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (20 Oct 2023) by Mehmet Ilicak
AR by Julia Muchowski on behalf of the Authors (03 Nov 2023)
Short summary
We show observational data of highly increased mixing and vertical salt flux rates in a sparsely sampled region of the northern Baltic Sea. Co-located acoustic observations complement our in situ measurements and visualize turbulent mixing with high spatial resolution. The observed mixing is generally not resolved in numerical models of the area but likely impacts the exchange of water between the adjacent basins as well as nutrient and oxygen conditions in the Bothnian Sea.