Modulations of surface wave energy over near-inertial time scales

Sean R. White, Lynn K. Shay

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Abstract

The modulations of the surface wave energies over near-inertial time scales induced by TC Lili are analyzed. These modulations have similarities to the surface height changes due to the vertically-integrated mass divergence as shown by numerical simulations from a 17-level model with a free-surface boundary condition (SC). By including a free-surface in a 3-dimensional model, where both barotropic and baroclinic modes exist, SC found in a rotating, stratified shear-flow show that there is an interaction between the barotropic trough and the baroclinic response which induces surface elevation changes over near-inertial periods. SC showed near-inertial motions resulted from the geostrophic adjustment of the barotropic trough.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages621-622
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jul 14 2004
Event26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy - Miami, FL., United States
Duration: May 3 2004May 7 2004

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Other26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL.
Period5/3/045/7/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    White, S. R., & Shay, L. K. (2004). Modulations of surface wave energy over near-inertial time scales. 621-622. Paper presented at 26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy, Miami, FL., United States.