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dc.contributor.authorMercier, Matthieu J.
dc.contributor.authorGostiaux, Louis
dc.contributor.authorHelfrich, Karl R.
dc.contributor.authorSommeria, Joel
dc.contributor.authorViboud, Samuel
dc.contributor.authorDidelle, Henri
dc.contributor.authorDauxois, Thierry
dc.contributor.authorPeacock, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorGhaemsaidi, Sasan John
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-07T18:58:55Z
dc.date.available2015-07-07T18:58:55Z
dc.date.issued2013-11
dc.date.submitted2013-09
dc.identifier.issn00948276
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/97704
dc.description.abstractThe complex double-ridge system in the Luzon Strait in the South China Sea (SCS) is one of the strongest sources of internal tides in the oceans, associated with which are some of the largest amplitude internal solitary waves on record. An issue of debate, however, has been the specific nature of their generation mechanism. To provide insight, we present the results of a large-scale laboratory experiment performed at the Coriolis platform. The experiment was carefully designed so that the relevant dimensionless parameters, which include the excursion parameter, criticality, Rossby, and Froude numbers, closely matched the ocean scenario. The results advocate that a broad and coherent weakly nonlinear, three-dimensional, M[subscript 2] internal tide that is shaped by the overall geometry of the double-ridge system is radiated into the South China Sea and subsequently steepens, as opposed to being generated by a particular feature or localized region within the ridge system.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States. Office of Naval Research (Grant N00014-09-1-0282)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States. Office of Naval Research (Grant N00014-09-1-0227)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCentre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France). Projet international de cooperation scientifique (PICS) (Grant 5860)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFrance. Agence nationale de la recherche (Grant 08-BLAN-0113-01)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMIT-France Programen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Union (AGU)en_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2013GL058064en_US
dc.rightsArticle is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use.en_US
dc.sourceAmerican Geophysical Unionen_US
dc.titleLarge-scale, realistic laboratory modeling of M[subscript 2] internal tide generation at the Luzon Straiten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationMercier, Matthieu J., Louis Gostiaux, Karl Helfrich, Joel Sommeria, Samuel Viboud, Henri Didelle, Sasan J. Ghaemsaidi, Thierry Dauxois, and Thomas Peacock. “Large-Scale, Realistic Laboratory Modeling of M[subscript 2] Internal Tide Generation at the Luzon Strait.” Geophys. Res. Lett. 40, no. 21 (November 4, 2013): 5704–5709. © 2013 American Geophysical Unionen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorMercier, Matthieu J.en_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorGhaemsaidi, Sasan Johnen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorPeacock, Thomasen_US
dc.relation.journalGeophysical Research Lettersen_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.orderedauthorsMercier, Matthieu J.; Gostiaux, Louis; Helfrich, Karl; Sommeria, Joel; Viboud, Samuel; Didelle, Henri; Ghaemsaidi, Sasan J.; Dauxois, Thierry; Peacock, Thomasen_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7639-0194
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2548-3937
mit.licensePUBLISHER_POLICYen_US


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