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  • Direct breaking of the internal tide near topography : Kaena Ridge, Hawaii 

    Klymak, Jody M.; Pinkel, Robert; Rainville, Luc (American Meteorological Society, 2008-02)
    Barotropic to baroclinic conversion and attendant phenomena were recently examined at the Kaena Ridge as an aspect of the Hawaii Ocean Mixing Experiment. Two distinct mixing processes appear to be at work in the waters ...
  • Energy transfer from high-shear, low-frequency internal waves to high-frequency waves near Kaena Ridge, Hawaii 

    Sun, Oliver M. T.; Pinkel, Robert (American Meteorological Society, 2012-09)
    Evidence is presented for the transfer of energy from low-frequency inertial–diurnal internal waves to high-frequency waves in the band between 6 cpd and the buoyancy frequency. This transfer links the most energetic waves ...
  • The formation and fate of internal waves in the South China Sea 

    Alford, Matthew H.; Peacock, Thomas; MacKinnon, Jennifer A.; Nash, Jonathan D.; Buijsman, Maarten C.; Centurioni, Luca R.; Chao, Shenn-Yu; Chang, Ming-Huei; Farmer, David M.; Fringer, Oliver B.; Fu, Ke-Hsien; Gallacher, Patrick C.; Graber, Hans C.; Helfrich, Karl R.; Jachec, Steven M.; Jackson, Christopher R.; Klymak, Jody M.; Ko, Dong S.; Jan, Sen; Johnston, T. M. Shaun; Legg, Sonya; Lee, I-Huan; Lien, Ren-Chieh; Mercier, Matthieu J.; Moum, James N.; Musgrave, Ruth; Park, Jae-Hun; Pickering, Andrew I.; Pinkel, Robert; Rainville, Luc; Ramp, Steven R.; Rudnick, Daniel L.; Sarkar, Sutanu; Scotti, Alberto; Simmons, Harper L.; St Laurent, Louis C.; Venayagamoorthy, Subhas K.; Wang, Yu-Huai; Wang, Joe; Yang, Yiing J.; Paluszkiewicz, Theresa; Tang, Tswen Yung (2015-03)
    Internal gravity waves, the subsurface analogue of the familiar surface gravity waves that break on beaches, are ubiquitous in the ocean. Because of their strong vertical and horizontal currents, and the turbulent mixing ...
  • Global patterns of diapycnal mixing from measurements of the turbulent dissipation rate 

    Waterhouse, Amy F.; MacKinnon, Jennifer A.; Nash, Jonathan D.; Alford, Matthew H.; Kunze, Eric; Simmons, Harper L.; Polzin, Kurt L.; St. Laurent, Louis C.; Sun, Oliver M. T.; Pinkel, Robert; Talley, Lynne D.; Whalen, Caitlin B.; Huussen, Tycho N.; Carter, Glenn S.; Fer, Ilker; Waterman, Stephanie N.; Naveira Garabato, Alberto C.; Sanford, Thomas B.; Lee, Craig M. (American Meteorological Society, 2014-07)
    The authors present inferences of diapycnal diffusivity from a compilation of over 5200 microstructure profiles. As microstructure observations are sparse, these are supplemented with indirect measurements of mixing obtained ...
  • Parametric subharmonic instability of the internal tide at 29°N 

    MacKinnon, Jennifer A.; Alford, Matthew H.; Sun, Oliver M. T.; Pinkel, Robert; Zhao, Zhongxiang; Klymak, Jody M. (American Meteorological Society, 2013-01)
    Observational evidence is presented for transfer of energy from the internal tide to near-inertial motions near 29°N in the Pacific Ocean. The transfer is accomplished via parametric subharmonic instability (PSI), which ...
  • Subharmonic energy transfer from the semidiurnal internal tide to near-diurnal motions over Kaena Ridge, Hawaii 

    Sun, Oliver M. T.; Pinkel, Robert (American Meteorological Society, 2013-04)
    Nonlinear energy transfers from the semidiurnal internal tide to high-mode, near-diurnal motions are documented near Kaena Ridge, Hawaii, an energetic generation site for the baroclinic tide. Data were collected aboard the ...