Session

session4

Location

Space Dynamics Laboratory, Auditorium Rm A

Start Date

5-9-2022 11:00 AM

End Date

5-9-2022 11:10 AM

Description

Internal waves are generated in the oceans and atmosphere and play an important role in their energy budgets. The semidiurnal oscillation of the tides over topography in the oceans combined with the density stratification can create internal waves that radiate away from their source. The effect of multiple peaks on a single topography has on internal wave generation is explored. Initial results begin to show that multiple ridges create two parallel IW beams with smaller IWs between them compared to the single beam created by a one ridge topography. Kinetic energy is also tightly clustered at lower wavenumbers in Fourier space for the multiple peak case.

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May 9th, 11:00 AM May 9th, 11:10 AM

Internal Wave Generation by Multiple Peak Topographies

Space Dynamics Laboratory, Auditorium Rm A

Internal waves are generated in the oceans and atmosphere and play an important role in their energy budgets. The semidiurnal oscillation of the tides over topography in the oceans combined with the density stratification can create internal waves that radiate away from their source. The effect of multiple peaks on a single topography has on internal wave generation is explored. Initial results begin to show that multiple ridges create two parallel IW beams with smaller IWs between them compared to the single beam created by a one ridge topography. Kinetic energy is also tightly clustered at lower wavenumbers in Fourier space for the multiple peak case.