Measuring and Modelling the INdonesian Throughflow International Experiment (MINTIE): an International Collaborative Study
CSHOR’s Indo-Pacific inter-basin exchange project and the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) will lead Australian involvement in an exciting new international collaborative study of the Indonesian Throughflow (ITF).
MINTIE will enhance understanding of the oceanic processes in the Indonesian region. The international MINTIE observational effort is a novel combination of a three-year deployment of a transport and water mass resolving mooring array within the major ITF passages and simultaneous observations from profiling and mixing floats in the interior seas. These observations, commencing in 2020, and a series of high-resolution model simulations will be used to investigate the drivers and dynamics of the ITF.
MINTIE international partners include Australia, the United States, China, and Indonesia. CSHOR and IMOS will contribute floats, moorings and high-resolution modelling capability to this international study.