Investigations of Internal Waves in the Seas of Russia and in the Central Atlantic

  • K. S. Grigorenko
  • S. M. Khartiev
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The hydrodynamic regime of the seas and oceans plays an important role for mankind’s economic activity and the formation of the Earth’s climate. Internal waves are observed everywhere in the ocean and permeate all of its thickness, and therefore are an important component of hydrodynamics of water masses. Internal waves have a great importance for solving a number of applied problems, such as underwater navigation, transportation and extraction of hydrocarbons, hydraulic engineering, fishing, as well as for biology, sedimentation and optics of the ocean. The purpose of the investigation is to study the influence of various hydrological conditions of the northern and southern seas of Russia on the formation of modes of internal waves and their comparison with ocean conditions by the example of the hydrological situation of the central Atlantic.


Internal waves Kinematic characteristics Dispersion curves Underwater navigation 



The project was carried out within the RFBR project № 17-08-00085 “Processes in the deep channels connecting the East and West Atlantic basins”, Research project “Present-day situation and long-term variability of the coastal ecosystems of the southern seas of Russia” State registration CITIS № 01201363187 and SFedU Internal Project-07/2017-4 “Development of methodological bases and recommendations for integrated management of the coastal zone of the Azov Sea in conditions of growth of dangerous exogenous processes, recreational stress, climate variability”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Arid Zones Southern Scientific Center RASRostov-on-DonRussia
  2. 2.Southern Federal UniversityRostov-on-DonRussia

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