Shoaling Internal Solitary Waves

  title={Shoaling Internal Solitary Waves},
  author={B. R. Sutherland and Kristine Eloise Barrett and Gregory N. Ivey},
[1] The evolution and breaking of internal solitary waves in a shallow upper layer as they approach a constant bottom slope is examined through laboratory experiments. The waves are launched in a two-layer fluid through the standard lock-release method. In most experiments, the wave amplitude is significantly larger than the depth of the shallow upper layer so that they are not well described by Korteweg-de Vries theory. The dynamics of the shoaling waves are characterized by the Iribarren… CONTINUE READING

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