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Marvin Lorenz

Influences of surface buoyancy fluxes on circulation and mixing in estuaries

Universität Rostock, 2020

Abstract: This thesis investigates the circulation and mixing of estuaries, particularly estuaries that are driven by surface buoyancy fluxes. A numerical model is used to perform a hind-cast simulation of the exchange flow of the Persian Gulf. The exchange flow of the Persian Gulf with the Indian Ocean is investigated and quantified by using a thermohaline framework. Furthermore, the salt mixing is analyzed which can be diagnosed from the properties of the exchange flow and the driving surface fluxes.

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