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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Oct 2018|
|Event||5th All-Russian Conference with International Participation on Polar Mechanics 2018 - Novosibirsk, Akademgorodok, Russian Federation|
Duration: 9 Oct 2018 → 11 Oct 2018
- INTERNAL WAVES