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https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-22-289-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-22-289-2015
Research article
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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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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.