Mesoscale and submesoscale structures such as fronts, meanders, eddies, and filaments are found worldwide, from the global ocean down to marginal seas. During the last years it has been shown that these features play a key role on the advection of heat, salt, biogeochemical properties, and on the enhancement of biological activity gathering all trophic levels. Due to their typical spatial and temporal scales, direct observations of these features remain currently an open challenge and their study requires a joint multi-platform effort combining in situ and remote sensing observations with theory and numerical models.

This session will provide a forum to properly address the new scientific advances associated with:
• Variability of (sub)mesoscale structures through observations (in situ and remote sensing), theory, and numerical simulations.
• 3D dynamics related to (sub)mesoscale features.
• Temporal and spatial interactions between different structures.
• Impact on mixing and transport of hydrographic properties.
• Physical and biogeochemical interactions.
• Limitations and improvements of the observational platforms and numerical simulations.
• A particular emphasis is put on challenges associated with the observation and numerical representation of subsurface (sub)mesoscale eddies.

Solicited speaker: Marina Levy et al., The role of submesoscale currents in structuring phytoplankton diversity

Co-organized as NP6.9
Convener: Bàrbara Barceló-Llull | Co-convener: Angel Amores
| Fri, 12 Apr, 08:30–12:30
Room L4/5
| Attendance Fri, 12 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Hall X4

Attendance time: Friday, 12 April 2019, 14:00–15:45 | Hall X4

Chairperson: Bruno Buongiorno Nardelli
X4.66 |
Aida Alvera-Azcárate, Alexander Barth, Matjaz Licer, Dimitry van der Zande, and Jean-Marie Beckers
X4.67 |
Eugenio Cutolo, Ananda Pascual, Mara Freilich, Barbara Barceló-Llull, Lara Díaz, and Amala Mahadevan
X4.68 |
Bruno Buongiorno Nardelli, Stephanie Guinehut, Sandrine Mulet, and Daniele Iudicone
X4.69 |
Artemis Ioannou, Alexandre Stegner, Briac LeVu, Sabrina Speich, and Franck Dumas
X4.70 |
Daniel Rodriguez Tarry, Sebastian Essink, Mara Freilich, Mathieu Dever, Ananda Pascual, Simón Ruiz, Tamay Özgökmen, Pierre-Marie Poulain, Luca Centurioni, and Amala Mahadevan
X4.71 |
Relative dispersion induced by meso and submesoscales
Guillaume Lapeyre, Alexis Foussard, Stefano Berti, and Xavier Perrot
X4.73 |
Elizabeth Yankovsky and Sonya Legg
X4.74 |
Angelina Smilenova, Jonathan Gula, Mathieu Le Corre, and Loïc Houpert
X4.76 |
Cori Pegliasco, Franck Dumas, and Rosemary Morrow
X4.77 |
Charly de Marez, Pierre l’Hégaret, Mathieu Morvan, and Xavier Carton
X4.78 |
Johannes Hahn, Florian Schütte, Peter Brandt, and Ivy Frenger
X4.79 |
Angela M. Kuhn, Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Oliver Jahn, Sophie Clayton, Tatiana Rynearson, Matthew Mazloff, and Andrew D. Barton