Laboratory Investigation of Internal Wave Generation Models.
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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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.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography