Near-Bottom Turbulence and Sediment Resuspension Induced by Nonlinear Internal Waves
CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
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The long term goal of this work is to develop a fundamental understanding and predictive capability of the underlying physics of the interaction of nonlinear internal waves NLIWs with the continental shelf seafloor over a broad range of environmental conditions. We are particularly interested in how such interactions impact underwater optics and acoustics and shelf energetics and ecology by stimulating enhanced bottom boundary layer BBL turbulence and particulate resuspension leading to benthic nepheloid layer BNL formation.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Fluid Mechanics