Global maps of internal tide generation and dissipation

Date 2018-11-29
Author(s) de Lavergne CasimirORCID1, 2, Falahat Saeed3, Madec Gurvan1, Roquet Fabien3, 4, Nycander Jonas3, Vic Clément5
Affiliation(s) 1 : LOCEAN Laboratory, Sorbonne Université-CNRS-IRD-MNHN, Paris F-75005, France
2 : School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
3 : Department of Meteorology (MISU), Stockholm University, 114 18 Stockholm, Sweden
4 : Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg, S-404 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
5 : University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom
DOI 10.17882/58105
Publisher SEANOE
Keyword(s) ocean mixing, internal tides, energy dissipation, parameterization
Abstract

The dataset consists of global two-dimensional maps of internal tide energy sources and sinks, at half-degree horizontal resolution.

Estimated energy sources are provided for the three most energetic tidal constituents: M2, S2 and K1. They are decomposed into vertical normal modes. Units are Watts per square meter.

Estimated energy sinks are provided for each of M2, S2 and K1 and for 'All constituents'. 'All constituents' is an extrapolation to the eight most energetic tidal constituents, obtained as a weighted sum of M2, S2 and K1 fields. Energy sinks are depth-integrated and decomposed into five process contributions: (i) local dissipation of high modes; (ii) dissipation of low modes via wave-wave interactions; (iii) dissipation of low modes via scattering by abyssal hills; (iv) dissipation of low modes via critical reflection; (v) dissipation of low modes via shoaling. Units are Watts per square meter.

Methods and documentation can be found in the following publication: de Lavergne, C., Falahat, S., Madec, G., Roquet, F., Nycander, J., Vic, C. Toward global maps of internal tide energy sinks. Ocean Modelling, 137, 52-75 (2019). doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2019.03.010. Provided maps of energy sinks correspond to the reference (REF) experiment described in the article.

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File Size Format Processing Access
Global maps of internal tide generation 37 MB NC, NetCDF Open access
Global maps of internal tide dissipation 46 MB NC, NetCDF Open access
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de Lavergne Casimir, Falahat Saeed, Madec Gurvan, Roquet Fabien, Nycander Jonas, Vic Clément (2018). Global maps of internal tide generation and dissipation. SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/58105