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Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Contact Info

Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Physical Oceanography
9500 Gilman Way
M/C 0213
La Jolla, CA 92093

Dr. Jennifer MacKinnon

Phone: (858) 822-3716
Email: jmackinnon@ucsd.edu

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Description of Scientific Projects

I study small-scale dynamical processes in the ocean, primarily internal waves and turbulence. My main interests lie in integrating ocean observations, process studies and numerical simulations to understand the dynamics of super-inertial ocean processes and their relationship to lower-frequency global phenomena. Recently I have been involved both with numerical process studies of nonlinear interactions between internal waves and with ocean-going observations of boundary layer and thermocline turbulence. Simultaneously, I am working with collaborators to use numerical and observational results to develop analytical parameterizations of turbulent diffusivity for eventual use in large-scale numerical models.

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