Experimental Investigations of Nonlinear Internal Wave Generation and Evolution
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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The long-term goal of this project is to develop and utilize an advanced experimental facility for the investigation of nonlinear internal waves. The work will both support and inspire theoretical, numerical and sea-going investigations of the Luzon Strait, and other important internal wave sites. The scientific objective of this project is to elucidate the fundamental mechanisms that underlie nonlinear internal wave generation and evolution in the Luzon Strait. Potential mechanisms include nonlinear steepening of the internal tide, lee-wave generation and the interaction of internal wave beams with the pycnocline.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods