Laboratory experiments on the generation of internal tidal beams over steep slopes

Abstract : We designed a simple laboratory experiment to study internal tides generation. We consider a steep continental shelf, for which the internal tide is shown to be emitted from the critical point, which is clearly amphidromic. We also discuss the dependence of the width of the emitted beam on the local curvature of topography and on viscosity. Finally we derive the form of the resulting internal tidal beam by drawing an analogy with an oscillating cylinder in a static fluid.
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Louis Gostiaux, Thierry Dauxois. Laboratory experiments on the generation of internal tidal beams over steep slopes. Physics of Fluids, American Institute of Physics, 2007, 19 (2), pp.028102. ⟨10.1063/1.2472511⟩. ⟨ensl-00122943⟩

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