Large-amplitude internal wave generation in the lee of step-shaped topography

@inproceedings{Sutherland2002LargeamplitudeIW,
  title={Large-amplitude internal wave generation in the lee of step-shaped topography},
  author={B. R. Sutherland},
  year={2002}
}
Laboratory experiments show that as uniformly stratified fluid flows over a smoothly-varying step, two wave-like phenomena result: boundary-trapped lee waves, characterized by an undular shear layer downstream of the base of the step, and internal waves, which propagate vertically away from the step. The frequency of both types of waves is an approximately constant fraction of the buoyancy frequency. The frequency of internal waves is moderately smaller than lee waves if the step size is small… CONTINUE READING