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dc.contributor.authorDavis, Kristen A.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorArthur, Robert S.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorReid, Emma C.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorRogers, Justin S.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorFringer, Oliver B.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorDeCarlo, Thomas M.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorCohen, Anne L.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-14T16:01:00Z
dc.date.available2020-10-21T07:43:37Z
dc.date.issued2020-04-21
dc.identifier.citationDavis, K. A., Arthur, R. S., Reid, E. C., Rogers, J. S., Fringer, O. B., Decarlo, T. M., & Cohen, A. L. (2020). Fate of internal waves on a shallow shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125(5), e2019JC015377.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/26073
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © American Geophysical Union, 2020. This article is posted here by permission of American Geophysical Union for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 125(5), (2020): e2019JC015377, doi:10.1029/2019JC015377.en_US
dc.description.abstractInternal waves strongly influence the physical and chemical environment of coastal ecosystems worldwide. We report novel observations from a distributed temperature sensing (DTS) system that tracked the transformation of internal waves from the shelf break to the surf zone over a narrow shelf slope region in the South China Sea. The spatially continuous view of temperature fields provides a perspective of physical processes commonly available only in laboratory settings or numerical models, including internal wave reflection off a natural slope, shoreward transport of dense fluid within trapped cores, and observations of internal rundown (near‐bed, offshore‐directed jets of water preceding a breaking internal wave). Analysis shows that the fate of internal waves on this shelf—whether transmitted into shallow waters or reflected back offshore—is mediated by local water column density structure and background currents set by the previous shoaling internal waves, highlighting the importance of wave‐wave interactions in nearshore internal wave dynamics.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWe are grateful for the support of the Dongsha Atoll Research Station (DARS) and the Dongsha Atoll Marine National Park, whose efforts made this research possible. The authors would also like to thank A. Hall, S. Tyler, and J. Selker from the Center for Transformative Environmental Monitoring Programs (CTEMPs) funded by the National Science Foundation (EAR awards 1440596 and 1440506), G. Lohmann from WHOI, A. Safaie from UC Irvine, G. Wong, L. Hou, F. Shiah, and K. Lee from Academia Sinica for providing logistical and field support, as well as E. Pawlak, S. Lentz, B. Sanders, and S. Grant for equipment, and B. Raubenheimer, S. Elgar, R. Walter and D. Lucas for informative discussions that improved this work. We acknowledge the US Army Research Laboratory DoD Supercomputing Resource Center for computer time on Excalibur, which was used for the numerical simulations in this work. Funding for this work supported by Academia Sinica and for K.D. and E.R. from NSF‐OCE 1753317 and for O.F., J.R., and R.A. from ONR Grant 1182789‐1‐TDZZM. A portion of this work (R.A.) was performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract DE‐AC52‐07NA27344.en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Unionen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1029/2019JC015377
dc.subjectinternal wavesen_US
dc.subjectdistributed temperature sensingen_US
dc.subjectcoral reefen_US
dc.subjectinternal wave reflectionen_US
dc.titleFate of internal waves on a shallow shelfen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.embargo2020-10-21en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1029/2019JC015377


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