The importance of aspiration and channel curvature in producing strong vertical mixing over a sill

@inproceedings{Seim1997TheIO,
  title={The importance of aspiration and channel curvature in producing strong vertical mixing over a sill},
  author={Harvey Edwin Seim and Michael C. Gregg},
  year={1997}
}
On the basis of observations of the time-dependent, tidally forced flow over a long sill we find that aspiration and channel curvature set the flow structure and condition the flow to allow intense vertical mixing. Aspiration reduces the potential energy of the water column by thinning it while maintaining its density contrast. Channel curvature induces a cross-channel circulation that can rapidly overturn a stratified flow. Eighteen along-channel sections of density, velocity, and dissipation… CONTINUE READING

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