## Dynamics of Internal Mixing in a Stratified Medium |

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### Contents

Annotation | 1 |

Chapter Two Generation of Wave Motions by Localized Perturbation | 40 |

Chapter Three Linear Theory of the Stability of Motion of Stratified | 74 |

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amplitude analysis approximation attenuation average flow axis boundary conditions Boussinesq approximation buoyancy forces calculations coefficient collapse component constant corresponds critical layer decay of turbulence decrease density gradient dependence described determined diffusion dimensions dispersion curve dissipation dynamics eddies energy of turbulence equation system evolution exponential expression Figure finite follows Fourier transform function homogeneous horizontal inasmuch influence inhomogeneities instability integral interaction interface interlayers intermediate stage internal mixing internal waves intrusion isopycnic Kelvin-Helmholtz instability kinetic energy Let us examine linear linearly lower layer mixed region mode negative energy waves nonlinear obtained ocean OKEANA parameter perturbations phase velocity planar potential energy problem pulsations relationship Reynolds stresses scale self-modeling shear flow small-scale solution to equation spectrum spreading SSSR stability stably stratified stratified fluid stratified medium temperature and salinity thermal diffusion thermocline thickness tion turbulent patches Vaisala Vaisala frequency velocity shear viscosity viscous stage wave motions wave numbers zone