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Ocean Science An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Ocean Sci., 13, 503-519, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-13-503-2017
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26 Jun 2017
Spatial distribution of turbulent mixing in the upper ocean of the South China Sea
Xiao-Dong Shang et al.

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We conduct direct microstructure measurements that cover the SCS to explore the features of the turbulent mixing. Our results indicate that strong turbulent mixing was observed in the region to the west of the Luzon Strait where the diapycnal diffusivity is almost an order of magnitude higher than the values of the central and southern SCS. The energetic internal waves and internal tides generated near the Luzon Strait are expected to make a dominant contribution to creating this mixing patten.
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