Accession Number : AD0030029


Title :   PROPAGATION AND DISSIPATION OF LONG INTERNAL WAVES


Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE


Personal Author(s) : Rattray, Maurice,Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/030029.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1954


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : The effect of friction on the propagation of long internal waves in a rotating ocean is investigated theoretically for the simple case of a two-layer systeni subjected to a constant eddy viscosity. Waves of inertial period are excluded. Typical distances for a 50% decrease in amplitude are found to be 1,000 to 2,000 km.


Descriptors :   *OCEAN WAVES , *FRICTION , *INTERNAL WAVES , PROPAGATION , EDDIES(FLUID MECHANICS) , VISCOSITY , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , LONG RANGE(DISTANCE)


Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE