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High-resolution thermistor chain data collected between 5 and 20 m in a large stratified freshwater lake (Lake Constance) at a water depth of 60 m reveal the frequent occurrence of large-amplitude (2: I-m) vertical density inversions that indicate overturns in the pelagic thermoc1ine. Velocity data collected simultaneously with the temperature measurements(More)
Based on simulations with the Dubreil-Jacotin-Long (DJL) equation, the limiting amplitude and the breaking mechanisms of internal solitary waves of depression (ISWs) are predicted for different background stratifications. These theoretical predictions are compared to the amplitude and the stability of the leading internal solitary waves of more than 200(More)
[1] The properties of internal solitary waves (ISWs) depend on the stratification of the water body. In most climatic regions the stratification in lakes and oceans varies during the year, and hence the properties of the ISWs can also be expected to change over the seasons. On the basis of a long-term temperature time series recorded over 6 years, this(More)
The conceptual hypothesis that internal solitary waves (ISWs) in lakes are generated at fronts of basin-scale internal waves, propagate until they break at the terminal boundary and extend over the lake width in cross-propagation direction is tested using temperature and current profiles measured in Upper Lake Constance. Trains of ISWs of depression(More)
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