On the Origins of the Oceanic Ultraviolet Catastrophe

  title={On the Origins of the Oceanic Ultraviolet Catastrophe},
  author={Giovanni Dematteis and Kurt L. Polzin and Yuri V. Lvov},
  journal={Journal of Physical Oceanography},
We provide a first-principles analysis of the energy fluxes in the oceanic internal wavefield. The resulting formula is remarkably similar to the renowned phenomenological formula for the turbulent dissipation rate in the ocean which is known as the Finescale Parameterization. The prediction is based on the wave turbulence theory of internal gravity waves and on a new methodology devised for the computation of the associated energy fluxes. In the standard spectral representation of the wave… 

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