Articles | Volume 22, issue 3
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 22, 289–312, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-22-289-2015
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 22, 289–312, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-22-289-2015

Research article 08 May 2015

Research article | 08 May 2015

Two-dimensional numerical simulations of shoaling internal solitary waves at the ASIAEX site in the South China Sea

K. G. Lamb and A. Warn-Varnas

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AR by Kevin Lamb on behalf of the Authors (29 Jan 2015)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Feb 2015) by Vasiliy I. Vlasenko
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (13 Feb 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (02 Mar 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Mar 2015)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (06 Mar 2015) by Vasiliy I. Vlasenko
AR by Kevin Lamb on behalf of the Authors (16 Mar 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Mar 2015) by Vasiliy I. Vlasenko
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Two-dimensional numerical simulations of the shoaling of an internal solitary wave (ISW) in the South China Sea have been undertaken. Peak amplitudes are attained at depths of 250 and 600m. Horizontal resolutions of 50m are required to simulate the formation of a pedestal in shallow water behind the shoaling wave. At a depth of 200m, waves can exceed maximum ISW amplitudes by 50%. Sensitivity to the bathymetry and stratification and the effects of rotation are considered.