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Overturning and Dissipation caused by Baroclinic Tidal Flow near the Sill of a Fjord Basin

Författare och institution:
Lars Arneborg (Institutionen för geovetenskaper); Bengt Liljebladh (Institutionen för geovetenskaper)
Publicerad i:
Journal of Physical Oceanography, 39 s. 2156-2174
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Dissipation time series and moored velocity and density time series on the inner slopes of the Gullmar Fjord sill, showed that the internal tides generated at the sill radiated to the head of the fjord, were reflected, and radiated back to the sill, where they dissipated their energy mainly below sill level. A large amount of the dissipation was caused by a transitional flow at a particular phase of the internal tide, when the bottom layer descended down the sill slope and had to pass a constriction set up by a submarine hill. The inward, baroclinic, bottom layer flow transformed into a supercritical bottom jet, which separated from the bottom just downstream of the constriction. A large fraction of the dissipation took place in the successive rebounding region (the hydraulic jump) above the bottom jet, where overturns of the same size as the vertical extent of the rebounding region were observed. More than half of the dissipation was happening in the bottom boundary layer below the jet. During the transitional flow there were clear pulsations of the jet with periods of about 15 min. The amount of diapycnal mixing caused by the turbulence was reduced by the large fraction of dissipation within the bottom boundary layer, but maybe also by the high buoyancy Reynolds numbers within the rebounding region. When using a relatively new parameterization of mixing, the mixing was significantly reduced compared to using the traditional constant mixing efficiency method.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Geovetenskap och miljövetenskap ->
Oceanografi, hydrologi, vattenresurser ->
internal waves, internal tides, turbulence, mixing, fjords, Gullmar Fjord, hydraulic jumps
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2009-10-21 14:31

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