Gordon Research Conference – Ocean Mixing

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 17, 2020. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the conference chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Conference Description

The distribution of turbulent mixing in the ocean affects the transport of heat, freshwater, dissolved gasses, nutrients and pollutants. In turn these influence or control biological productivity, air-sea exchanges, regional and global scale circulation patterns, local weather and future climate. The goal of the 2020 Ocean Mixing GRC is to bring together disparate groups to identify and describe critical elements of mixing physics that are most important in reducing the uncertainty in model predictions on all scales – spanning from rapid, small-scale dynamics to multi-decade, global impacts. We seek to bring together observational, theoretical, experimental, and numerical communities to develop new approaches to both advance our understanding and to tackle applied problems that have most societal relevance.

Related Meeting

This GRC will be held in conjunction with the “Ocean Mixing (GRS)” Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.


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