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.
- Also published in Journal of Geophysical Research, V80N3, pp 339-343, 20 Jan 75.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyDepartment of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Cambridge, MA United States 02139
- Wunsch, C
- Publication Date: 1974-6-26
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Electromagnetic spectrum; Internal waves; Ocean waves; Rayleigh waves
- Old TRIS Terms: Surface wave effects
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00098235
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 29 1975 12:00AM