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Baroclinic Tides
Theoretical Modeling and Observational Evidence

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  • Date Published: August 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107406322

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  • This book was first published in 2005. When an oceanic tidal wave that is primarily active on the water surface passes an ocean shelf or a region with a seamount, it is split into a less energetic surface wave and other internal modes with different wavelengths and propagation speeds. This cascading process, from the barotropic tides to the baroclinic components, leads to the transformation of tidal energy into turbulence and heat, an important process for the dynamics of the lower ocean. Baroclinic Tides demonstrates the analytical and numerical methods used to study the generation and evolution of baroclinic tides and, by comparison with experiments and observational data, shows how to distinguish and interpret internal waves. Strongly non-linear solitary internal waves, which are generated by internal tidal waves at the final stage of their evolution, are investigated in detail. This book is intended for researchers and graduate students of physical oceanography, geophysical fluid dynamics and hydroacoustics.

    • First book to present a complete analysis of modern theoretical methods and observational data for investigating the generation of internal tides and waves
    • Linear, weakly and strongly nonlinear internal waves are studied analytically and numerically
    • Models are motivated and verified by field measurements from oceans around the world
    • Asymptotic solitary waves as developed from initial wave forms or generated by topographic features are studied
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    • Date Published: August 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107406322
    • length: 372 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. General background
    2. Linear baroclinic tides over variable bottom topography
    3. Combined effect of horizontal density gradient and bottom topography in the dynamics of linear baroclinic tides
    4. Topographic generation of nonlinear baroclinic tides
    5. Evolutionary stages of baroclinic tides
    6. Generation mechanism at different background conditions
    7. Three-dimensional effects of baroclinic tides.

  • Authors

    Vasiliy Vlasenko, University of Plymouth

    Nataliya Stashchuk, Technische Universität, Darmstadt, Germany

    Kolumban Hutter, Technische Universität, Darmstadt, Germany

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