Benthic Resuspension by Internal Wave Stimulated Global Instability
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
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LONG-TERM GOAL. The long-term goal is to seek to define and describe mechanisms whereby propagating packets of long internal waves stimulate resuspension from the benthic layers under the footprint of the waves. SCIENTIFIC OBJECTIVES. The objectives of this work is to develop quantitative predictive models for the generation and propagation of long internal wave packets on shelf regions and in semibounded domains to describe the interaction of these packets with the boundary layer on variable topography to define mechanisms whereby the boundary layer under these packets can contribute to pronounced resuspension rates and to quantify wave conditions for which anomalously high resuspension rates are expected.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography