Articles | Volume 24, issue 4
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 24, 645–660, 2017
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 24, 645–660, 2017

Research article 19 Oct 2017

Research article | 19 Oct 2017

Kinematic parameters of internal waves of the second mode in the South China Sea

Oxana Kurkina et al.

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Large internal waves may be a great danger to offshore structures. The breaking of such waves may strongly modify the seabed. Their core properties depend on how temperature and salinity vary in the water column. These variations are represented by three vertical locations and four coefficients of the relevant equation. We established how these seven quantities vary in the South China Sea for waves of the second mode (which create compressions or expansions of the intermediate water layer).