Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Ocean Sci., 11, 287–304, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-11-287-2015
Ocean Sci., 11, 287–304, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-11-287-2015

Research article 27 Mar 2015

Research article | 27 Mar 2015

Tidal forcing, energetics, and mixing near the Yermak Plateau

I. Fer et al.

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Over the Yermak Plateau northwest of Svalbard there is substantial energy conversion from barotropic to internal tides. Internal tides are trapped along the topography. An approximate local conversion-to-dissipation balance is found over shallows and also in the deep part of the sloping flanks. Dissipation of tidal energy can be a significant contributor to turbulent mixing and cooling of the Atlantic layer in the Arctic Ocean.