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Shoaling of Internal Solitary Waves at the Asiaex Site in the South China Sea : Volume 1, Issue 2 (31/07/2014)

By Lamb, K. G.

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Title: Shoaling of Internal Solitary Waves at the Asiaex Site in the South China Sea : Volume 1, Issue 2 (31/07/2014)  
Author: Lamb, K. G.
Volume: Vol. 1, Issue 2
Language: English
Subject: Science, Nonlinear, Processes
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection, Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
Member Page: Copernicus Publications


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Description: Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1, Canada. The interaction of barotropic tides with Luzon Strait topography generates westward propagating internal bores and solitary waves trains which eventually shoal and dissipate on the western side of the South China Sea. Two-dimensional numerical simulations of this shoaling process at the site of the Asian Seas International Acoustic Experiment (ASIAEX) have been undertaken in order to investigate the sensitivity of the shoaling process to the stratification and the underlying bathymetry, and to explore the influence of rotation. A range of wave amplitudes are considered. Comparisons with adiabatic shoaling waves are also made and the potential impact of a non-slip boundary condition are briefly explored. On the slope secondary solitary waves and mode-two wave packets are generated which propagate towards the shelf. Comparisons with observations made during the ASIAEX experiment are made.

Shoaling of internal solitary waves at the ASIAEX site in the South China Sea

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