NOTES ON SOME REYNOLDS STRESS EFFECTS OF INTERNAL WAVES ON SLOPES

When two-dimensional internal waves encounter a shoaling region, the second order mass and momentum flux carried by the waves must be re-adjusted if no mixing occurs. The re-adjustment occurs by a 'set-up' and 'set-down' of the mean isopycnals generating a second order mean Eulerian flow to cancel the Stokes drift velocity. Since the effects of Coriolis forces in an infinite flat bottomed channel are analogous to buoyancy forces on a sloping bottom, rotation is easily taken into account, however the problem is degenerate to an arbitrary long-shore geostrophic flow.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also published in Deep Sea Research, v18, p583-595, 1971.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Postgraduate School

    Department of Earth and Planetary Science
    Monterey, CA  USA  93940
  • Authors:
    • Wunsch, C I
  • Publication Date: 1971-2-11

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  • Pagination: 86 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00028958
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: Nonr-1841 (74), Nonr-3963 (31)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1972 12:00AM