Disqualifying Two Candidates for the Energy Balance of Oceanic Internal Waves

Dirk J. Olbers Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Hamburg, West Germany

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Abstract

It is shown that spreading of tidal energy across the wave continuum and bottom scattering play no role in the spectral energetics of ocean internal waves.

Abstract

It is shown that spreading of tidal energy across the wave continuum and bottom scattering play no role in the spectral energetics of ocean internal waves.

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