Semidiurnal Internal Tides on the Continental Shelf off Abidjan

  title={Semidiurnal Internal Tides on the Continental Shelf off Abidjan},
  author={Young-Hyang Park},
Abstract Important semidiurnal internal tides with a maximum displacement of isotherms of about 30 m were observed on the continental shelf, near the submarine canyon Trou-Sans-Fond off Abidjan, Ivory Coast. It is proposed from a two-layer submarine canyon model experiment that the observed internal tides could have been generated by an interaction between the bottom topography of the submarine canyon and oscillatory longshore tidal currents and have propagated away on both sides of the canyon… CONTINUE READING