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Direct numerical simulation of low Reynoldsnumber oscillating boundary layers on adiabatic slopes

  title={Direct numerical simulation of low Reynoldsnumber oscillating boundary layers on adiabatic slopes},
  author={Bryan E. Kaiser and Lawrence J. Pratt and J{\"o}rn Callies},
We investigate the instabilities and transition mechanisms of Boussinesq stratified boundary layers on sloping boundaries when subjected to oscillatory body forcing parallel to the slope. Such conditions are typical of the boundary layers generated by low wavenumber internal tides sloshing up and down adiabatic abyssal slopes in the absence of mean flows, high wavenumber internal tides, and resonant tide-bathymetry interactions. We examine flows within a region of non-dimensional parameter… 

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