||Pairaud Ivane, Staquet Chantal, Sommeria Joel, Mahdizadeh Mahdi M.
||LEGI, CNRS et Univ. Grenoble, France
IFREMER, Zone portuaire de Brégaillon, BP 330, F-83507 La Seyne-sur-Mer Cedex, France
||IUTAM Symposium Rotating Stratified Turbulence and Turbulence in the Atmosphere and Oceans, Cambridge, ENGLAND, DEC 08-12, 2008
||Iutam Symposium On Turbulence In The Atmosphere And Oceans (Springer), 2010 , Vol. 28 , N. 1 , P. 51-62
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||This paper focuses on the internal tide emitted from a continental slope in a uniformly stratified fluid. Results from numerical simulations using the MITgcm and from laboratory experiments performed on the Coriolis platform in Grenoble are compared. Due to their peculiar dispersion relation, internal gravity waves organize into localized beams of energy. We show that the beam structure is well-predicted by the viscous theory of , assuming that the internal gravity wave field is emitted by a horizontally oscillating cylinder whose radius is the radius of curvature of the topography at the beam emission. The wave beam can bear a sub-harmonic parametric instability whose vertical scale is recovered from resonant interaction theory. Reflection of the wave beam on the bottom leads to the generation of harmonic beams, consisting of free and trapped waves.
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