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Interleaving intrusions produced by internal waves: a laboratory experiment

Griffiths, Ross; Bidokhti, Ali A


A statically stable stratified water column that also contains horizontal property contrasts (either of passive tracer alone or of two dynamically active solutes) is generated and continuously maintained for a long period by releasing two turbulent buoyant plumes of equal buoyancy fluxes into opposite ends of a long channel of water. The bottom outflows from the plumes also continuously excite internal gravity waves that produce a series of counter-flowing quasi-horizontal shear layers which...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Fluid Mechanics
DOI: 10.1017/S0022112008000839


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