Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements

pp 228-239

Resonant and Non-Resonant Wave-Wave Interactions for Internal Gravity Waves

  • Carmen CerasoliAffiliated withAeronautical Research Associates of Princeton, Inc.
  • , I. OrlanskiAffiliated withGeophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA, Princeton University

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the means by which energy is transferred among internal gravity waves. The transfer of energy in weakly interacting flows is characterized by resonant interactions in which the interaction time scale is much greater than the component wave periods. The energy transfers occurring in a more nonlinear system, where interaction time scales can be of the same order of the wave period, were practically untreated. In the present study, we will discuss the dynamics of waves in such a nonlinear regime.