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Basin-Scale Internal Waves Within the South Arm of the Great Salt Lake

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Robert E. Spall

Utah State University, Logan, UT

Paper No. FEDSM2008-55084, pp. 849-855; 7 pages
  • ASME 2008 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting collocated with the Heat Transfer, Energy Sustainability, and 3rd Energy Nanotechnology Conferences
  • Volume 1: Symposia, Parts A and B
  • Jacksonville, Florida, USA, August 10–14, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4840-1 | eISBN: 0-7918-3832-3
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME


The Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations were solved to predict the internal basin-scale wave motion in the south arm of the Great Salt Lake. Forcing of the wave motion was through surface stresses induced by a spatially uniform but temporally varying wind distribution. The brine distribution was initialized as an upper layer with salinity 120 ppt over a deep brine layer of salinity 240 ppt. The simulations were run for one month periods with wind data (from the Salt Lake City International Airport) for the months March, April, May, and June 2006. Results indicate the existence of a Kelvin wave propagating counter-clockwise about the perimeter of the basin with period 24 hours.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME
Topics: Waves , Lakes



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