Generation and Evolution of Internal Waves in Luzon Strait
Technical Report,01 Oct 2014,30 Sep 2015
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE SEATTLE United States
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Our long-term scientific goals are to understand the dynamics and identify mechanisms of small-scale processesi.e., internal tides, inertial waves, nonlinear internal waves NLIWs, and turbulence mixingin the ocean and thereby help develop improved parameterizations of mixing for ocean models. Mixing within the stratified ocean is a particular focus as the complex interplay of internal waves from a variety of sources and turbulence makes this a current locus of uncertainty. For this study, our focus is on the generation, propagation, evolution, and dissipation of small-scale internal waves and internal tides as the Kuroshio and barotropic tides interact with the two prominent submarine ridges in Luzon Strait.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography