Turbulence research improves ocean forecasting and marine energy infrastructure
New techniques for measuring, and novel measurements of, turbulence in continental shelf seas and estuaries, developed by Bangor University’s Turbulence and Mixing Group, have revolutionised the representation of key vertical exchange processes within state-of-the-art numerical ocean models. These measurements have directly improved modelling accuracy of coastal sea mixing dynamics and the forecasts produced are directly applied in development of government policy, marine energy technology, and search and rescue activities in the UK (e.g. Met Office, Cefas) and Baltic Sea regions of Europe. This measurement of marine turbulence has also provided critical information in determining the effective siting of marine renewable energy plants. For more information contact Prof Tom Rippeth.