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The formation and fate of internal waves in the South China Sea
Alford, M.H.; Peacock, T.; MacKinnon, J.; Nash, J.D.; Buijsman, M.C.; Centurioni, L.R.; Chao, S.-Y.; Chang, M.-H.; Farmer, D.M.; Fringer, O.B.; Fu, K.-H.; Gallacher, P.C.; Graber, H.C.; Helfrich, K.R.; Jachec, S.; Jackson, J.R.; Klymak, J.M.; Ko, D.S.; Jan, S.; Johnson, T.M.S.; Legg, S.; Lee, I.-H.; Lien, R.-C.; Mercier, M.J.; Mounm, J.N. (2015). The formation and fate of internal waves in the South China Sea. Nature (Lond.) 521(7550): 65-69. hdl.handle.net/10.1038/nature14399
In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more
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Keyword
    Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Alford, M.H.
  • Peacock, T.
  • MacKinnon, J.
  • Nash, J.D.
  • Buijsman, M.C.
  • Centurioni, L.R.
  • Chao, S.-Y.
  • Chang, M.-H.
  • Farmer, D.M.
  • Fringer, O.B.
  • Fu, K.-H.
  • Gallacher, P.C.
  • Graber, H.C.
  • Helfrich, K.R.
  • Jachec, S.
  • Jackson, J.R.
  • Klymak, J.M.
  • Ko, D.S.
  • Jan, S.
  • Johnson, T.M.S.
  • Legg, S.
  • Lee, I.-H.
  • Lien, R.-C.
  • Mercier, M.J.
  • Mounm, J.N.

Abstract
    Internal oceanic waves are subsurface gravity waves that can be enormous and travel thousands of kilometres before breaking but they are difficult to study; here observations of such waves in the South China Sea reveal their formation mechanism, extreme turbulence, relationship to the Kuroshio Current and energy budget.

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