Generation and dissipation of oceanic internal gravity waves

Miembros del IOCAG GOF asisten al seminario del investigador invitado Kraig Winters

Internal gravity waves transport energy from generation sites, typically at boundaries, to the ocean interior, undergoing scale and frequency transformations as they propagate. Inertia-gravity waves therefore provide a dynamical pathway by which energy in atmospheric winds and tides can drive turbulent mixing and, consequently, heat transport in the ocean interior. In this talk, I'll focus on two generic examples: the excitation of near-inertial waves by wind forcing and the dissipation of large-scale internal tides at near-critical sloping boundaries.