The Journal “Fundamentalnaya i Prilkadnaya Gidrofizika” (ISSN 2073-6673) published in Russia is devoted to the problems of Fundamental and Applied Hydrophysics. The Editorial Board of the Journal accepts for publication research articles, reports and reviews describing the current state of the principal research aspects of hydrophysics.

The Journal “Fundamentalnaya i Prilkadnaya Gidrofizika” is published under the guidance of the ‎Department of the Earth Sciences of RAS since 2008, issued 4 times a year.‎

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Dear Colleagues!

We are pleased to announce the Special Issue (2021, Issue 1) entitled “Mesoscale and Sub-mesoscale Processes in the Ocean”.

The Editorial Board of the Journal invites authors to submit manuscripts covering the following topics:

  • Physical mesoscale and sub-mesoscale processes and phenomena in the World Ocean
  • Atmosphere – ocean interaction: the role of mesoscale processes
  • Investigation of mesoscale and submesoscale processes in the sea and atmosphere by remote sensing methods
  • Numerical and laboratory modeling of mesoscale and submesoscale processes in the World Ocean
  • Rossby waves and coherent structures in the World Ocean

Submission deadline – September 1, 2020.
Guide for authors

Special Issue Editor: Professor Tatyana V. Belonenko
(affiliation: St Petersburg State University, 10th Line 33-35, St Petersburg 199178, Russia)

Mesoscale variability of the World Ocean is manifested in the generation of mesoscale eddies as well as Rossby waves with scales reaching hundreds of kilometers and with periods from several days to months. The mesoscale movements contain significant kinetic energy of the World Ocean. Velocity anomalies caused by them are comparable, and sometimes exceed the average long-term speeds of the main ocean currents, which leads to changes in the flow directions even to the opposite ones. Theoretical studies in recent years show that the main reason for generating of mesoscale eddies and Rossby waves are the baroclinic instability of large-scale currents in the World Ocean.
Mesoscale eddies play the same role in the ocean as cyclones and anticyclones in the atmosphere. A mesoscale eddy field includes coherent vortices, as well as a rich cascade of other structures such as filaments and spirals. A study of the interaction between Rossby waves and turbulence (the Rhines effect) shows that Rossby waves can emit vortex energy when their frequencies are equal or larger than those of the turbulence, thereby deforming and eventually destroying the existing eddies. Furthermore, mesoscale vortex structures contribute significantly to the transfer of heat, salt, and other substances in the ocean. This is one of the most effective mechanisms of trans-frontal mixing.
Satellite observations provide a piece of new knowledge about the mesoscale ocean dynamics due to their undeniable advantages. The main of them is the spatial representativeness, providing integrated monitoring of the World Ocean. Dynamically active areas and areas of “eddy deserts” in the oceans were identified, primarily due to satellite methods.

The Editors of the Journal