Articles | Volume 23, issue 4
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 23, 285–305, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-23-285-2016
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 23, 285–305, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-23-285-2016

Research article 18 Aug 2016

Research article | 18 Aug 2016

Limiting amplitudes of fully nonlinear interfacial tides and solitons

Borja Aguiar-González and Theo Gerkema

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AR by Borja Aguiar-González on behalf of the Authors (14 Apr 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (19 Apr 2016) by Victor Shrira
AR by Borja Aguiar-González on behalf of the Authors (25 Apr 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (25 Apr 2016) by Victor Shrira
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (27 Apr 2016) by Victor Shrira
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 May 2016) by Victor Shrira
RR by Vasiliy I. Vlasenko (10 May 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (23 May 2016)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (23 May 2016) by Victor Shrira
AR by Borja Aguiar-González on behalf of the Authors (27 May 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 May 2016) by Victor Shrira
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (06 Jun 2016)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (06 Jun 2016) by Victor Shrira
AR by Borja Aguiar-González on behalf of the Authors (22 Jun 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Jul 2016) by Victor Shrira
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Short summary
We derive a new two-fluid layer model consisting of forced rotation-modified Boussinesq equations for studying the limiting amplitudes of tidally generated fully nonlinear, weakly nonhydrostatic dispersive interfacial tides and solitons. Numerical solutions show that solitons attain in some cases a limiting table-shaped form, but may also be limited well below that state by saturation of the underlying quasi-linear internal tide under increasing barotropic forcing.