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.
- Also published in Deep Sea Research, v18, p583-595, 1971.
Naval Postgraduate SchoolDepartment of Earth and Planetary Science
Monterey, CA USA 93940
- Wunsch, C I
- Publication Date: 1971-2-11
- Pagination: 86 p.
- TRT Terms: Reynolds stress; Stresses; Thermal diffusion; Waves
- Uncontrolled Terms: Wave run up
- Old TRIS Terms: Reynolds stresses; Wave induced stresses
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- 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