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Volume 13, issue 5
Ocean Sci., 13, 749–763, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-13-749-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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Ocean Sci., 13, 749–763, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-13-749-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 21 Sep 2017

Research article | 21 Sep 2017

Simulations and observation of nonlinear internal waves on the continental shelf: Korteweg–de Vries and extended Korteweg–de Vries solutions

Kieran O'Driscoll and Murray Levine
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Studies of the propagation and evolution of the internal tide and development of non-linear internal waves as they cross the continental shelf are presented. Model simulations are based on wave theory, and the results are analyzed and compared with observations during the Coastal Mixing and Optics experiment. These waves are important: they transport momentum and energy, provide energy for vertical mixing, carry nutrients onto the continental shelf and resuspend and moving sediment.
Studies of the propagation and evolution of the internal tide and development of non-linear...
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