Environment and Energy

Principal Investigator: Xavier Capet , CNRS, LOCEAN laboratory, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (France)

HPC Platform used: Hazel Hen of HLRS

Local Project ID: PP14102208

The SMOC (SubMesoscale Ocean Modelling for Climate) project aimed to shed light on the role of submesoscale turbulent processes in the overall functioning of the ocean. Leveraging HPC power, the researchers in particular tried to get answers to: A) how deep do submesoscale fronts penetrate and can they be a significant source of dissipation for the ocean circulation away from the surface?, and B) to which extent do submesoscale fronts participate in the transfer into the deep ocean of the near-inertial energy injected by the wind at the ocean surface?