Turbulent Generation of Internal Waves

  Experimental Setup
  Vertical time series showing deeping of mixed layer by grid-generated turbulence. Internal waves are generated beneath the mixed layer
  Horizontal time series showing evolution over time of eddies and the mean circulation in the mixing layer a small distance below the oscillating grid.
  Definition of eddy time scale using an autocorrelation function
  Observed scaling behaviour in uniform mixing region. The eddy time-scale increases in proportion with the distance below the grid, in accordance with scaling theory.

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Research by Kathleen Dohan and Bruce R. Sutherland
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Bruce R. Sutherland, Dec. 99,