JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

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[EE] Poster

H (Human Geosciences) » H-CG Complex & General

[H-CG28] [EE] DELTAS: multidisciplinary analyses of complex systems

Wed. May 24, 2017 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

[HCG28-P05] Scaling Relationships For Diffusive Boundary Layer Thickness And Diffusive Flux Based On In Situ Measurements In Coastal Seas

*Renfu Fan1, Jianing Wang2, Liang Zhao3, Hao Wei1 (1.School of Marine Science and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, 2.Key Laboratory of Ocean Circulation and Waves, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China, 3.College of Marine and Environmental Sciences, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, Tianjin, China)

Keywords:Diffusive Boundary Layer, Bottom Boundary Layer, Diffusive Flux, Sediment-water Interface

In situ measurements of the diffusive boundary layer (DBL) and bottom boundary layer (BBL) under different dynamic and oxygen environments in three coastal seas are analyzed. Previous scaling methods for the DBL thickness (δDBL) are summarized. Three methods that lead to consistent dimensions at both sides of the derived relationships have all been rooted in the Batchelor length scale. The method representing the Batchelor length scale as a function of flow speed (U) is found to be the most appropriate for scaling δDBL when the law of wall applies. Diffusive flux is controlled by the dynamic-forced δDBL and the difference in oxygen concentration over the DBL (ΔC). Values of ΔC could be scaled using the oxygen concentration of the BBL (CBBL) and the normalized benthic temperature. An effective method is developed for scaling the diffusive flux based on measurements of benthic temperature, salinity, U, CBBL, and the estimation of bottom roughness. The scaling of δDBL based mainly on U and the scaling of diffusive flux well fit data from the three sites, despite their distinct differences in dynamic and oxygen environments.