Journal of Fluid Mechanics

A theoretical and experimental investigation of the phase configuration of internal waves of small amplitude in a density stratified liquid

D. E.  Mowbray a1 and B. S. H.  Rarity a1p1
a1 Department of the Mechanics of Fluids, University of Manchester

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Experiments were conducted to test the linear theory of internal gravity waves produced in a stably stratified liquid by the forced oscillations and the initial impulsive motion of a two-dimensional stationary disturbance. The measurements of the wave configuration in a medium whose density increased linearly with depth were made by means of a Toepler-schlieren system. The agreement between observation and prediction was found to be good.

(Published Online March 28 2006)
(Received May 3 1966)

p1 Present address: Department of Mathematics, University of Manchester.