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MLI-unforced
Large eddy simulations (LES) of submesoscale mixed layer instability at an ocean front. Temperature is shown in color with red indicating warm water. (Also see movie page)
MLI-plankton
Phytoplankton concentration from an LES of submesoscale mixed layer instability. Light blue, green, and yellow indicate high concentrations. (Also see movie page)
Bacteria
The concentration of chemotactic bacteria in a turbulent flow. (Also see movie page)
breaking-wave
An internal gravity wave in the process of breaking from a direct numerical simulation visualized with two partially transparent isopycnal surfaces.
breaking-wave
From the same simulation of an internal wave, later in the breaking phase. Here density is colored with the least dense layers made transparent.
breaking-wave
From the same simulation of an internal wave, here the white contour is an isopycnal surface, and color indicates regions with high enstrophy.
eddies
Eddies generated through baroclinic instability. Color indicates the vertical relative vorticity (warm colors are positive and cold colors are negative.) See the moves page for a full description of the simulation.
ekman
From a direct numerical simulation of a turbulent oceanic bottom Ekman layer. The flow outside the boundary layer is stratified and in geostrophic balance. Near the bottom the flow (visualized with streamribbons) turns to the left. The bottom isosurface is drawn at a constant streamwise velocity and shows turbulent wall streaks.
madagascar
Chlorophyll concentration inferred from NASA's MODIS satellite from the Mozambique channel, shown on a log scale. A large mesoscale eddies is clearly visible in the center of the image with small submesoscale eddies along its rim.
plankton
Phytoplankton concentration from a numerical simulation of turbulent convection, seen from below. Plumes carrying phytoplankton cells to the bottom of the mixed layer can be seen. More details and a top view of this simulation are on the movies page.
SI1
A large eddy simulation of symmetric instability at a front forced by surface cooling. See movie page for more details.
SI2
From the same simulation of symmetric instability. Here a passive dye was released near the surface and is visualized some time later. The dye can be seen extending down from the surface along an isopycnal surface, while Kelvin-Helmholtz billows are clearly visible.