Mixing and dispersion processes are important drivers of oceanic dynamics, influencing the distribution of environmental variables, such as pollutants and microplastics throughout the water column. These processes are impacted by a variety of factors, including wind, tides, and the Earth’s rotation. Understanding the mechanisms behind mixing and dispersion is crucial for predicting the impacts of climate change on ocean circulation and biogeochemistry. In this research, we aim to investigate the role of mixing and dispersion processes in the ocean, with a focus on the factors that influence their strength and spatial variability. Through the use of numerical models and field observations, we aim to improve our understanding of these complex processes and their impact on the ocean’s physical and biological systems.
Giovanni Besio, Mattia Scovenna, Baterice Maddalena Scotto, Mohammad Daliri, Paula Nunez