Articles | Volume 31, issue 2
Research article
23 Apr 2024
Research article |  | 23 Apr 2024

Transformation of internal solitary waves at the edge of ice cover

Kateryna Terletska, Vladimir Maderich, and Elena Tobisch

Data sets

Dataset of velocity and density fields from numerical simulations Vladimir Maderich and Kateryna Terletska

Short summary
The transformation of internal waves at the edge of ice cover can enhance the turbulent mixing and melting of ice in the Arctic Ocean and Antarctica. We studied numerically the transformation of internal solitary waves of depression under smooth ice surfaces compared with the processes beneath the ridged underside of the ice. For large keels, more than 40% of wave energy is lost on the first keel, while for relatively small keels energy losses on the first keel are less than 6%.