Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 18 Issue 04

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Volume 18, No. 4
Pages 141 - 143


BOOK REVIEW • Marine Turbulence—Theories, Models, and Observations, Results of the CARTUM Project

William D. Smyth
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Ocean turbulence is a rich and fascinating field of study, both for its own sake and in the service of large-scale circulation and climate modeling efforts. Marine Turbulence is a collection of chapters by 53 authors describing results from the Comparative Analysis and Rationalization of Second-Moments Turbulence Models (CARTUM) project. The project was funded by the European Union and took place over three years (1999–2001). Although intended only as a summary of CARTUM, which focused on the practical goal of reconciling closure models with ocean observations, the book provides a remarkably comprehensive overview of the present understanding of ocean turbulence.


Smyth, W.D. 2005. Review of Marine Turbulence—Theories, Models, and Observations, Results of the CARTUM Project, edited by H.Z. Baumert, J.H. Simpson, and J. Sündermann. Oceanography 18(4):141–143, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2005.21.

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