Turbulent mixing in a sloping benthic boundary layer energized by internal waves

  title={Turbulent mixing in a sloping benthic boundary layer energized by internal waves},
    A laboratory study was carried out to directly measure the turbulence properties in a benthic boundary layer (BBL) above a uniformly sloping bottom where the BBL is energized by internal waves. The ambient fluid was continuously stratified and the steadily forced incoming wave field consisted of a confined beam, restricting the turbulent activity to a finite region along the bottom slope. Measurements of dissipation showed some variation over the wave phase, but cycle-averaged values indicated… CONTINUE READING

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