Satellite observations of internal waves on the Australian north-west shelf

  title={Satellite observations of internal waves on the Australian north-west shelf},
  author={Peter G. Baines},
This paper describes the results of a search of the existing Landsat ( 1 and 2) imagery catalogue for tidally generated internal waves over the continental shelves ofAustralia and New Zealand. The only areawhere such waves were observed was the Australian north-west shelfwhere they were found in abundance from the North West Cape to the latitude of Darwin. Wavelengths were in the range 300-1000 m with typical speeds of 0.5 1 m s-r, and spacing between wave packets of 25 km, 

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