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On the collapse of a vertical packet of mixed patches. Laboratory and field studies

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Visualization of a collapsing vertical packet of patches in a laboratory experiment and the results of acoustical sounding under field conditions allowed us to discriminate the stage of its evolution which was previously unknown. It is defined by the variations of the horizontal dimensions of patches and their effective scattering surface with a period ofT=150–250/N, whereN is the Brunt-Väisälä frequency. The horizontal dimensions of patches can reach 40% of their final dimensions at the evolution stage discriminated.

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Kudin, A.M., Lozhkin, A.N. & Kholoptsev, A.V. On the collapse of a vertical packet of mixed patches. Laboratory and field studies. Soviet Journal of Physical Oceanography 3, 343–348 (1992). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02198064

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