Accession Number:

ADA007351

Title:

Laboratory Investigation of Internal Wave Generation Models.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Report Date:

1975-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

Previous theoretical research shows that surface tides transfer energy to internal waves at continental shelf breaks. In an experimental study of the structure of the internal wave energy generated in this region, the authors allow a shallow water surface wave propagating on a linearly stratified fluid to interact with various continental terrace models. The experiments show that the internal wave energy produced both at the shelf-break and along the surface of the continental slope propagates away from the continental terrace in the form of beams of internal waves.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE