Nonlinear waves in marginally stable flows of Antarctic Bottom Water

N. I. Makarenko, J. L. Maltseva, E. G. Morozov, R. Yu Tarakanov, K. A. Ivanova

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In this paper, we study internal waves and stratified flows in the Romanche Fracture Zone of the Mid Atlantic Ridge. Theoretical analysis involves mathematical formulation of stratified flows which uses LADCP- and CTD-data obtained from field observation in the cruises of RV Akademik Sergey Vavilov. We discuss the 2.5-layer model of the fluid with exponential stratification of both layers. The long-wave approximate model describing travelling waves is constructed by means of scaling procedure with a small Boussinesq parameter. It is demonstrated that solitary wave regimes can be affected by the Kelvin - Helmholtz instability arising due to interfacial velocity shear in upstream flow.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012041
Number of pages7
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2018
Event5th All-Russian Conference with International Participation on Polar Mechanics 2018 - Novosibirsk, Akademgorodok, Russian Federation
Duration: 9 Oct 201811 Oct 2018




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