Calculations of the energy transfer by the wind to near-inertial waves.

Käse, Rolf H. (1979) Calculations of the energy transfer by the wind to near-inertial waves. Deep Sea Research Part A. Oceanographic Research Papers, 26 (2). pp. 227-232. DOI 10.1016/0198-0149(79)90078-5.

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The energy transfer by the wind to near-inertial internal waves is discussed using a theoretical model developed by Käse and TangJournal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada, 33, 2323–2328, (1976). The model transfer at the inertial frequency is View the MathML source, where F is the wind stress spectrum and Lj is an integral length scale defined by equation (6). It is shown that significant transfer rates of order 1 erg cm−2s−1 as observed for example by LeamanJournal of Physical Oceanography, 6, 894–908 (1976) could be generated by moderate winds in case of small vertical scales Lj, which are the consequence of a mixed layer above a sharp thermocline.

Document Type: Article
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-TM Theory and Modeling
Refereed: Yes
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DOI etc.: 10.1016/0198-0149(79)90078-5
ISSN: 0198-0149
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2012 11:34
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2016 12:31
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/15220

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