acta physica slovaca

Acta Physica Slovaca 64, No.1, 1 – 56 (2014) (56 pages)


Malek Ghantous1,2 and Alexander V. Babanin2
    1LEGOS, CNRS/University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France     2COEST, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Full text: ::pdf :: (Received 31 August 2014, accepted 15 October 2014)

Abstract: Improvements in numerical ocean models and more and better observations have made the gaps between the two all the more apparent. In a recent resurgence in the study of turbulence due to wave orbital motion, some scholars have sought to address part of the problem by proposing the mechanism as an important missing part from vertical mixing models. Yet the subject remains contentious. This review is an attempt to bring together in one place the main results and insights from almost a century of scholarly discourse on the subject, demonstrating the breadth of ideas therein, as well as highlighting some of the outstanding problems.

DOI: 10.2478/apsrt-2014-0001

PACS: 92.10.Fj, 92.10.Hm, 92.10.Lq
Keywords: 1 2 Wave-induced turbulence, Wave-induced mixing, Ocean waves, Ocean mixed layer, Coupled models, Turbulence, Turbulent mixing, Ocean boundary layer, Wave-turbulence interaction
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