Internal Gravity Waves in the Shallow Seas

  • Stanisław R. Massel

Part of the GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences book series (GEPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 153-163

About this book


This book contains a comprehensive study of the internal ocean waves, which play a very important role in ocean physics providing mechanisms for ocean water mixing and circulation, as well as the transportation of gases, nutrients, and a very large number of marine organisms in the ocean body.
In contrast to surface waves, the literature on internal waves is not so numerous, mainly due to the difficulties in experimental data collection and in the mathematical description of internal wave propagation.
In this book, the basic mathematical principles, a physical description of the observed phenomena, and practical theoretical methods of determination of wave parameters as well as the original method of observation using moving sensors are presented. Special attention is paid to internal wave propagation  over changing bottom topographies in shallow seas such as the Baltic Sea.
The book is supplemented with an extended list of relevant and extended bibliographies, a subject index, and an author index.


Internal Gravity Waves Ocean Water Stratification Sea Bottom Stability Surface Waves Water Circulation and Mixing

Authors and affiliations

  • Stanisław R. Massel
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  1. 1.Marine DynamicsInstitute of OceanologySopotPoland

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