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Nepheloid layers and internal waves over continental shelves and slopes

Geo-Marine Letters

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02238085

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Abstract

Theoretical and laboratory results indicate that bottom velocities within shoaling internal gravity waves intensify upslope approximately inversely proportional to the water depth. The elevated velocities (and bottom stresses) caused by shoaling and, possibly, breaking internal waves might explain the generation and maintenance of near-bottom nepheloid zones and attached turbid plumes that have been observed over certain continental shelves and slopes. This process is proposed as an explanation of zones of relatively low transmissibility that emanate from the upper continental slope near Newport submarine canyon off southern California. ?? 1986 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Nepheloid layers and internal waves over continental shelves and slopes
Series title:
Geo-Marine Letters
DOI:
10.1007/BF02238085
Volume
6
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Publisher location:
Springer-Verlag
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geo-Marine Letters
First page:
147
Last page:
152