A Propagating Large-Amplitude Disturbance in a Stratified Ocean with a Temperature Inversion.
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF
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This paper presents a hypothetical mode of propagation of a large-amplitude disturbance involving turbulent mixing in a temperature-inverted layer. The motions are described empirically, calculating a velocity of propagation consistent with conservation of mass and momentum for a travelling disturbance of the prescribed pattern. This results in propagation velocities of the order of one knot under realistic oceanic conditions. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography