River plumes as a source of large-amplitude internal waves in the coastal ocean

  title={River plumes as a source of large-amplitude internal waves in the coastal ocean},
  author={J. Nash and J. Moum},
  • J. Nash, J. Moum
  • Published 2005
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Satellite images have long revealed the surface expression of large amplitude internal waves that propagate along density interfaces beneath the sea surface. Internal waves are typically the most energetic high-frequency events in the coastal ocean, displacing water parcels by up to 100 m and generating strong currents and turbulence that mix nutrients into near-surface waters for biological utilization. While internal waves are known to be generated by tidal currents over ocean-bottom… CONTINUE READING
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