Articles | Volume 5, issue 3
20 Jul 2009
 | 20 Jul 2009

Understanding mixing efficiency in the oceans: do the nonlinearities of the equation of state for seawater matter?

R. Tailleux

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Depth range: All Depths | Approach: Analytic Theory | Geographical range: All Geographic Regions | Phenomena: Turbulence and Mixing
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Antoine Hochet, Rémi Tailleux, David Ferreira, and Till Kuhlbrodt
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