Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[E] Poster

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences ) » A-OS Ocean Sciences & Ocean Environment

[A-OS09] Ocean Mixing Processes: Impact on Biogeochemistry, Climate and Ecosystem

Sun. May 26, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Ichiro Yasuda(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo), Toshiyuki Hibiya(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo), Jun Nishioka(Hokkaido University, Institute of low temperature sciences), Shin-ichi Ito(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo)

[AOS09-P02] Observation of turbulent mixing using a deep float with microstructure sensors

*Shuo Zhai1, Ichiro Yasuda1, Masaaki Kikuchi1, Yasutaka Goto1, Koenjong Lee1, Takahiro Tanaka2, Ken Yamaki3, Yutaka Imamura4 (1.Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, 2.Japan Fisheries Research Agency, 3.TSK Tsurumi-Seiki Co., Ltd., 4.Aomori Prefectural Industrial Thechnology Research Center, Fisheries Research Insititute)

Keywords:vertical mixing , deep float, energy dissipation rate

Automated microstructure obsevation method using a deep float (DeepNINJA) with velocity shear probe and fast-response thermistor is being elaborated. From the field test observation in August 2016, availability of shear probe data was tested by comparing turbulent dissipation rates from thermistor. Shear probe data were found to be worse by vibration from motor operartions at buoyancy adjustment and by noise at slow ascending speed of the float. Vertical profiles of turbulent energy dissipation rate could be obtained with the hybrid use of shear probe and thermistor data by correcting time-constant of the termistor with reliable shear probe data and filling gaps of unavailable shear probe data. Data will be reported for the deep float which was deployed on December 12, 2018, in the western slope of Japan Trench off Aomori. The float is observing 0 - 4000 m turbulence profile every 10 days and will be recovered in April R/V Shinsei-maru cruise.