Articles | Volume 29, issue 3
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 29, 279–299, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-29-279-2022

Special issue: Nonlinear internal waves

Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 29, 279–299, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-29-279-2022
Research article
08 Jul 2022
Research article | 08 Jul 2022

Observations of shoaling internal wave transformation over a gentle slope in the South China Sea

Steven R. Ramp 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-2021-29', Anonymous Referee #1, 25 Oct 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Steven Ramp, 09 Dec 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC1', Steven Ramp, 04 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on npg-2021-29', Peter Diamessis, 06 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Steven Ramp, 09 Dec 2021
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC2', Steven Ramp, 04 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Steven Ramp on behalf of the Authors (04 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Feb 2022) by Marek Stastna
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (20 Mar 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Mar 2022) by Marek Stastna
AR by Steven Ramp on behalf of the Authors (15 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (21 Apr 2022) by Marek Stastna
AR by Steven Ramp on behalf of the Authors (25 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Earlier work in the vicinity of the shelf and slope in the northeastern South China Sea serendipitously revealed the presence of large, stunning bed forms (sand dunes) whose height (>15 m) and length (>350 m) are quite unique and unusual. We hypothesize that the dunes formed due to shoaling very large-amplitude nonlinear internal waves that scour the bottom and resuspend and redistribute the sediments. As a first step, the wave characteristics are observed and described in detail.
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