Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics

Nonlinear Internal Waves in Lakes

Editors: Hutter, Kolumban (Ed.)

  • Emphasizes the importance of the physical component of geophysical fluid mechanics of "quiescent" water bodies of the Globe
  • Up-to-date collection of nonlinear internal dynamics
  • Presents field studies of nonlinear internal waves in lakes
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Internal wave dynamics in lakes (and oceans) is an important physical component of geophysical fluid mechanics of ‘quiescent’ water bodies of the Globe. The formation of internal waves requires seasonal stratification of the water bodies and generation by (primarily) wind forces. Because they propagate in basins of variable depth, a generated wave field often experiences transformation from large basin-wide scales to smaller scales. As long as this fission is hydrodynamically stable, nothing dramatic will happen. However, if vertical density gradients and shearing of the horizontal currents in the metalimnion combine to a Richardson number sufficiently small (< ¼), the light epilimnion water mixes with the water of the hypolimnion, giving rise to vertical diffusion of substances into lower depths. This meromixis is chiefly responsible for the ventilation of the deeper waters and the homogenization of the water through the lake depth. These processes are mainly formed as a result of the physical conditions, but they play biologically an important role in the trophicational state of the lake.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Internal Waves in Lakes: Generation, Transformation, Meromixis – An Attempt at a Historical Perspective

    Hutter, K.

    Pages 1-22

  • Field Studies of Non-Linear Internal Waves in Lakes on the Globe

    Filatov, N. (et al.)

    Pages 23-103

  • Laboratory Modeling on Transformation of Large-Amplitude Internal Waves by Topographic Obstructions

    Gorogedtska, N. (et al.)

    Pages 105-191

  • Numerical Simulations of the Nonhydrostatic Transformation of Basin-Scale Internal Gravity Waves and Wave-Enhanced Meromixis in Lakes

    Maderich, V. (et al.)

    Pages 193-276

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nonlinear Internal Waves in Lakes
Editors
  • Kolumban Hutter
Series Title
Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-23438-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-23438-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-23437-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44006-9
Series ISSN
1866-8348
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 280
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