AN ANALYSIS OF SCALING FOR LINEAR INVISCID INTERNAL WAVES

A consistent scaling is developed for the study of linear inviscid internal waves in the ocean, the atmosphere or experimental tanks. There are scales to characterize the linearization, the slow variation of the amplitude, the stratification scale, modal versus nonmodal flow and transverse variation of the ambient density and pressure. Observations in the ocean, the atmosphere and tank experiments are cited both for motivation and corroboration. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Denver University

    Denver Research Institute
    Denver, CO  USA  80210
  • Authors:
    • Bleistein, N
    • COHEN, J K
  • Publication Date: 1973-7-24

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  • Pagination: 22 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00051182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS-R-7401
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67-A-0394-000
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1974 12:00AM