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Structure formation in the oceanic subsurface bubble layer by an internal wave field
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10.1063/1.3499379
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FIG. 1.

Problem formulation: A two-layer fluid with a subsurface bubble layer.

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FIG. 2.

(a) Acoustic speed (meters per second), (b) number density of bubbles , (c) radius (micrometers), and (d) void fraction for a two-layer periodic internal wave of 3 m amplitude [shown in (a)] and for a wind speed ( and ).

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FIG. 3.

(Top row) Acoustic speed (meters per second) and (bottom row) void fraction for a two-layer periodic internal wave of 3 m amplitude [shown in (a)] for a wind speed (a) and (b) .

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FIG. 4.

Logarithm of the scattering intensity (measured in units ) for a two-layer fluid periodic internal wave of 3 m amplitude for two values of a wind speed and .

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FIG. 5.

Variations of sound speed and logarithm of the scattering intensity (measured in units ) with time for for three different depths: , , and .

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FIG. 6.

Void fraction of bubbles and averaged value of source term for periodic internal wave of 3 m amplitude and wind speed (structure due to inhomogeneous breaking). The source term is calculated (a) using Eq. (21) and (b) using Eq. (22).

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FIG. 7.

(a) Acoustic speed (meters per second) and (b) void fraction of bubbles for periodic internal wave of 3 m amplitude and wind speed (structure due to inhomogeneous breaking).

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FIG. 8.

Averaged void fraction as a function of depth. (1) (homogeneous input of bubbles), (2) [inhomogeneous input of bubbles according to Eq. (21)], and (3) [inhomogeneous input of bubbles according to Eq. (22)]. The dashed line effectively corresponds to the absence of bubbles (radius of bubbles is less than ).

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FIG. 9.

The void fraction for different wavelengths of surface waves: 2.3, 2.5, and 2.6 m. The amplitude is .

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FIG. 10.

The void fraction for different values of the critical steepness: 0.5, 0.45, and 0.4. Here, and .

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Scitation: Structure formation in the oceanic subsurface bubble layer by an internal wave field
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/pof2/22/10/10.1063/1.3499379
10.1063/1.3499379
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