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The lifecycle of topographically-generated internal waves

Musgrave, R, Pollman, F, Kelly, S and Nikurashin, M ORCID: 0000-0002-5714-8343 2022 , 'The lifecycle of topographically-generated internal waves', in M Meredith and A Garabato (eds.), Ocean Mixing , Elsevier, pp. 117-144.

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Abstract

The dissipation and mixing associated with topographically generated internal waves form a critical component of ocean physics. In this chapter, we present a review of the basic components of their lifecycle, describing their generation, propagation, and interactions with mean flows, topography, and other internal gravity waves. Because of their established importance for ocean mixing, we focus on the distinct energy pathways towards dissipation of internal tides and lee waves. We close the chapter with a discussion of outstanding questions in this area of research.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Musgrave, R and Pollman, F and Kelly, S and Nikurashin, M
Keywords: ocean mixing, topographic waves, lee waves, internal tides
Publisher: Elsevier
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/B978-0-12-821512-8.00013-X
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