The energetics of breaking events in a resonantly forced internal wave field

@article{Taylor1992TheEO,
  title={The energetics of breaking events in a resonantly forced internal wave field},
  author={John R. Taylor},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  year={1992},
  volume={239},
  pages={309 - 340}
}
  • John R. Taylor
  • Published 1 June 1992
  • Environmental Science, Physics
  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics
A series of vertical density profiles was taken in a stratified tank in which a standing internal wave was forced to amplitudes at which it became unstable and, as a result of the instability, localized patches of mixing were generated within the fluid. By resorting the density profiles the available potential energy in the patches could be calculated and, by comparison with the average buoyancy flux in the tank (determined from density profiles taken before and after each mixing run), an… 
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