Articles | Volume 29, issue 2
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 29, 161–170, 2022

Special issue: Nonlinear internal waves

Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 29, 161–170, 2022
Research article
07 Apr 2022
Research article | 07 Apr 2022

Estimate of energy loss from internal solitary waves breaking on slopes

Kateryna Terletska and Vladimir Maderich

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Internal solitary waves (ISWs) emerge in the ocean and seas in various forms and break on the shelf zones in a variety of ways. This results in intensive mixing that affects processes such as biological productivity and sediment transport. Mechanisms of wave interaction with slopes are related to breaking and changing polarity. Our study focuses on wave transformation over idealized shelf-slope topography using a two-layer stratification. Four types of ISW transformation over slopes are shown.
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