Accession Number : AD0778257

Title :   Nonlinear Resonant Inertial Wave Interactions,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT PACIFIC VICTORIA (BRITISH COLUMBIA)

Personal Author(s) : Hughes,B. A.

Report Date : 18 JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The resonant interaction of a triad of inertial waves is investigated theoretically. An additional condition for resonance is found to be necessary compared to short internal wave interactions--namely, that the polarization must be specified. One of the quantities conserved is omega dot u calculated for each wave separately and summed over the triad. Here, omega is the vorticity field and u is the velocity field of the inertial wave. Resonance diagrams are given and two explicit examples of amplitude variations are calculated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ocean waves, Interactions, Inertia, Coriolis effect, Equations of motion, Wave equations, Canada

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE