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dc.contributor.authorMcComas, C. H.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-26T20:02:25Z
dc.date.available2018-09-26T20:02:25Z
dc.date.issued1978-03
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/10597
dc.description.abstractDerived from the equations of motion, the bispectrum of power indicates the rate of energy transfer among components of the internal wave field . This, or any other bispectrum, can be evaluated from weak resonant interaction theory given the wave spectrum. Using the Garrett and Munk model of the deep open ocean internal wave spectrum, the bispectrum of power and the closely related auto-bispectrum of vertical displacements are evaluated numerically with the intention of providing an observational test of the weak interaction theory and its predictions. The resulting levels of the bispectra for typical deep ocean internal waves are generally too low to be observed with any statistical confidence in an experiment of reasonable length and cost.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPrepared for the National Science Foundation under Grant OCE76-23532 and in part by Grants OCE77-25803 and OCE76-14739.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWoods Hole Oceanographic Institutionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI Technical Reportsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI-78-25en_US
dc.subjectInternal wavesen_US
dc.subjectEnergy transferen_US
dc.titleBispectra of internal wavesen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1575/1912/10597


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