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American Meteorological Society
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Abstract

NEWS AND NOTES INTERNAL WAVE S MAY micron s or smaller) were suspend- an d lighter water o n th e continental CONTRIBUT E TO OCEA N ed in th e water. Zhan g too k photo- slope. This results in the internal MIXIN G AND CLIMATE graph s an d video of th e waves and wave breaking and mixing on the Researcher s fro m The University the n analyzed th e directio n of flo w slope, jus t as a surface wave breaks of Texas at Austin have recently an d velocity. He discovered that on the shore. discovered invisible waves beneath particl e motion revealed intense "Ho w exactly this will contrib- th e ocean surface that can shape boundar y flows whe n the angle of ut e to ocean circulation, I really edges of continent s an d contribute th e botto m matched the angle at don' t know," says Zhang. "But it to ocean mixing and climate. The whic h internal waves can travel. is definitely a step we have to un- scientists believe that these intense Zhan g noted that oceanic con- derstan d before we ca n understand

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Sep 1, 2008

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