Articles | Volume 28, issue 3
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 28, 445–465, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-28-445-2021

Special issue: Nonlinear internal waves

Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 28, 445–465, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-28-445-2021

Research article 14 Sep 2021

Research article | 14 Sep 2021

Enhanced diapycnal mixing with polarity-reversing internal solitary waves revealed by seismic reflection data

Yi Gong et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on npg-2021-21', Anonymous Referee #1, 30 Jun 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC1', Haibin Song, 14 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on npg-2021-21', Anonymous Referee #2, 24 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Haibin Song, 14 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Haibin Song on behalf of the Authors (14 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Aug 2021) by Kateryna Terletska
AR by Haibin Song on behalf of the Authors (23 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
When the internal solitary wave propagates to the continental shelf and slope, the polarity reverses due to the shallower water depth. In this process, the internal solitary wave dissipates energy and enhances diapycnal mixing, thus affecting the local oceanic environment. In this study, we used reflection seismic data to evaluate the spatial distribution of the diapycnal mixing around the polarity-reversing internal solitary waves.