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Physical Oceanography

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 85–97 | Cite as

Nonlinear effects in the process of propagation of internal waves in the presence of turbulence

  • A. A. Slepyshev
  • A. N. Alieva
  • N. V. Laktionova
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In the Boussinesq approximation, we study the nonlinear effects observed in the process of propagation of internal waves in the presence of turbulence. The space damping factor of the waves is evaluated. The Stokes drift velocity and the Euler velocity of the mean current induced by waves due to the presence of nonlinearity are determined. It is shown that the principal contribution to the wave transfer is made by the horizontal velocity of the induced current. The Stokes drift is significant only near the bottom. The vertical component of the Stokes drift velocity obtained with regard for the turbulent viscosity is nonzero.

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internal waves turbulent viscosity Stokes drift 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Slepyshev
    • 1
  • A. N. Alieva
    • 2
  • N. V. Laktionova
    • 2
  1. 1.SevastopolUkraine
  2. 2.SevastopolUkraine

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