Special Issue "Oceanic Internal Waves and Internal Tides in the East Asian Marginal Seas"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Oceanography".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. SungHyun Nam
Guest Editor
Ocean Observation Laboratory, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, South Korea
Interests: observational oceanography; oceanic internal waves; ocean circulation; mesoscale and submesoscale variability; climate variability; ocean observation
Prof. Dr. Xueen Chen
Guest Editor
College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
Interests: Coastal dynamics modelling; Ecosystem modelling; Data assimilation; Sea-test technologies’ developing for oceanic instruments; Internal waves and ocean mixing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Oceanic internal waves (IWs) at frequencies from local inertial (e.g., near-inertial internal waves) to buoyancy frequencies (nonlinear internal waves or internal solitary waves) sometimes including diurnal and semidiurnal tidal frequencies play an important role in redistributing heat, momentum, materials, and energy via turbulent mixing. The IWs are ubiquitously found in many seas, including East Asian marginal seas (South China Sea, East China Sea, Yellow Sea, East Sea or Japan Sea, Okhotsk Sea), significantly affecting underwater acoustics, coastal and offshore engineering, submarine navigation, biological productivity, and the local and global climate. Despite decades of study, on the IWs in some regions, our understanding of the IWs in the East Asian marginal seas is still in a primitive state and the mechanisms underlying every stage (generation, propagation, evolution, and dissipation) of IWs are not always clear. This Special Issue invites papers related to all fields of both low- and high-frequency IW studies in the specified region, including remote sensing, in situ observations, theories, or numerical models.

Prof. Dr. SungHyun Nam
Prof. Dr. Xueen Chen
Guest Editors

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  • East Asian marginal seas
  • internal waves
  • internal tides
  • near-inertial waves
  • nonlinear internal waves
  • internal solitary waves.

Published Papers

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