DEEP OCEAN INTERNAL WAVES: WHAT DO WE REALLY KNOW

The state of observation of internal waves in the light of suggestions that there is a universal isotropic spectrum is reviewed. The general conclusion is that the data are inadequate to draw such an inference at this time. A universal spectrum is also precluded, since it forbids sources and sinks for the motion. The deviations from homogeneous models are the physically significant quantities, and certain zero-order questions are proposed to study these deviations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also published in Journal of Geophysical Research, V80N3, pp 339-343, 20 Jan 75.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Wunsch, C
  • Publication Date: 1974-6-26

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098235
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1975 12:00AM