Accession Number:

ADA556924

Title:

Observation of NLIW in the South China Sea using PIES

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

RHODE ISLAND UNIV NARRAGANSETT GRADUATE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

To study the mechanisms of generation, evolution and propagation of high frequency nonlinear internal waves NLIW in the vicinity and west of Luzon Strait in the South China Sea, making use of pressure equipped inverted echo sounders. Our objectives are 1 to observe the internal tide propagating west of Luzon Strait and its progressive evolution in shape and speed as it traverses the South China Sea under the influence of nonlinearity, non-hydrostatic effects, rotation, topography, currents and stratification, and 2 to interpret the results with the help of models that incorporate these effects.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE