An overview of internal waves in the ocean

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Report
Physical description25 p.
SubjectInternal waves for temperature and density variation; barotropic internal waves; loading of internal waves
AbstractAn overview of the ocean internal waves is documented in this report. Internal waves of different wave heights from centimetres to hundreds of metres are found in the oceans. Similarly, wavelengths vary from centimetres to hundreds of meters to tens of kilometres and periods from seconds to several hours. The generation mechanisms of the internal waves are numerous, among them internal waves due to temperature or density or salinity variation along water depth is very common. Interaction between the barotropic tide and the bottom ridges or steep bottom slope or sills or bottom seated mountains can generate large amplitude internal waves. Internal waves can be generated due to the motion of surface or under water vehicles.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number21257780
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