Internal solitary wave breaking and run-up on a uniform slope

@article{Helfrich1992InternalSW,
  title={Internal solitary wave breaking and run-up on a uniform slope},
  author={Karl R Helfrich},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  year={1992},
  volume={243},
  pages={133 - 154}
}
  • K. Helfrich
  • Published 1 October 1992
  • Physics, Environmental Science
  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Laboratory experiments have been conducted to study the shoaling of internal solitary waves of depression in a two-layer system on a uniform slope. The shoaling of a single solitary wave results in wave breaking and the production of multiple turbulent surges, or boluses, which propagate up the slope. Significant vertical mixing occurs everywhere inshore of the breaking location. The kinematics of the breaking and bolus runup are described and a breaking criterion is found. The energetics of… 

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