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The Role of Internal Waves in the Layering of Outflows from Semi-Enclosed Seas

Bidokhti, Ali A; Griffiths, Ross


Outflows from semi-enclosed marginal seas typically involve complex layered structures and inversions in vertical profiles of temperature and salinity. We have carried out experiments with turbulent plumes and their outflows in an enclosed, stratified environment. Low frequency internal waves excited by the plume outflow itself, as it intrudes into the surrounding stratification at its depth of neutral buoyancy, produce horizontal counter-flowing shear layers. These ‘shearing modes’...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of the 14th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Access Rights: Open Access


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