publication . Other literature type . Thesis . 2011 . Embargo end date: 12 Aug 2011

Scattering of internal gravity waves

Leaman Nye, Abigail;
English
  • Published: 12 Aug 2011
  • Publisher: Apollo - University of Cambridge Repository
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Internal gravity waves play a fundamental role in the dynamics of stably stratified regions of the atmosphere and ocean. In addition to the radiation of momentum and energy remote from generation sites, internal waves drive vertical transport of heat and mass through the ocean by wave breaking and the mixing subsequently produced. Identifying regions where internal gravity waves contribute to ocean mixing and quantifying this mixing are therefore important for accurate climate and weather predictions. Field studies report significantly enhanced measurements of turbulence near ‘rough’ ocean topography compared with those recorded in the ocean interior or near mor...
Subjects
arXiv: Physics::GeophysicsPhysics::Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics
free text keywords: Internal gravity waves, Scatter, Rough topography, Experimental, Numerical, Reflection, Stratification, Boundary, Salt-water, Sinusoidal, Square-wave, Knife-edge, Sawtooth, Spectra, Waves, Mixing, Boundary layer
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