From decade to decade, enormous progress is achieved in our understanding of marine turbulence. A major trigger of this progress is the technological development of oceanic instrumentation, numerical modeling and theory. For the instruments, higher sampling rates, larger data storages and faster data processing facilities generally allow for better resolution, but also open perspectives for novel mechanical, acoustical and optical devices. For the numerical modeling, steadily growing computer resources allow for substantially more complex models and higher resolution than a decade ago. The theory of marine turbulence has further developed towards concepts linking small-scale turbulence, internal waves, surface waves, and (sub)meso-scale dynamics. Tight collaboration between marine and atmospheric scientists in all these fields has substantially triggered progress in the field of geophysical turbulence.
Combining the historically broad approach of the Liège Colloquium with the specialized Warnemünde Turbulence Days, this joint venture will concentrate on five focal topics (see below): turbulence-wave-interaction, turbulence-(sub)mesoscale interaction, turbulence and the marine ecosystem, turbulence observations in the ocean, and turbulence modelling in the ocean. Contributions to these focal topics as well as to related problems of marine turbulence are invited to the Liège Colloquium in 2017.
Topics of the Liège 2017 Colloquium on Turbulence Re-Revisited:
- Turbulence-(sub)mesoscale interaction
- Turbulence and the marine ecosystem
- Turbulence observations in the ocean
- Turbulence modelling in the ocean