Articles | Volume 15, issue 14
Research article
19 Jul 2018
Research article |  | 19 Jul 2018

Abyssal plain hills and internal wave turbulence

Hans van Haren

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This paper presents high-resolution temperature observations and turbulence estimates from a hilly abyssal "plain" in Pacific nodule areas. Although turbulence levels are considerably lower than over steep topography, a bottom boundary layer, if existent, varies in height over scales far exceeding that of an Ekman layer. This variation is associated with internal wave motions affecting the near-bottom turbulence and thus probably the associated sediment reworking.
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