AMBIENT NOISE INDUCED BY LARGE-AMPLITUDE INTERNAL WAVES IN THE OCEAN

Andrey Serebryany, Alexandr Aredov, Nikolay Okhrimenko
unpublished
Experimental data on the ambient noise generated by large-amplitude internal waves in the ocean are considered. The data are obtained by us during oceanic expeditions in the Indian Ocean and South China Sea. In both cases the generation of noise was caused by solitary internal waves with 50-m amplitudes. The internal waves were accompanied by strong orbital currents (up to 1.5 m/s) which created intense convergence with choppy surface waves at the sea surface. Simultaneous observations of
more » ... servations of internal waves and parameters of the ambient noise were carried out from a drifting vessel during calm weather. In both cases, the increase in the level of the ambient noise coincided with the passages of internal waves. The analysis of experimental data and the data of numerically modeling are presented.
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