Topographic enhancement of long waves generated by an idealized moving pressure system

  • Orfila A
  • Balle S
  • Simarro G
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Abstract

We studied the influence of the topography on the oceanic response to a traveling atmospheric disturbance and the relevance of its propagation direction on the generation of seiche oscillations. A primitive equation ocean model was used to analyze the response of two harbors located in insular systems to a pressure disturbance. The spectral component at the frequency of fundamental harbor resonance was determined from these data for different propagation directions of the incoming atmospheric disturbance. A conceptual model of interferences of resonantly generated ocean waves was introduced in order to explain energy maxima obtained by the numerical model close to the most affected areas.

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Orfila, A., Balle, S., & Simarro, G. (2011). Topographic enhancement of long waves generated by an idealized moving pressure system. Scientia Marina, 75(3), 595–603. https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2011.75n3595

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