Sinking dense plumes are important in many oceanographic settings, notably the polar formation of deep and bottom waters. The dense water sources feeding such plumes are commonly affected by tidal modulation, leading to plume variability on short time scales. In a simple unsteady theory of one-dimensional plumes (based on conservation equations for volume, momentum, and buoyancy), this plume variability is manifested as waves that travel down the resulting current. Using numerical techniques applied to the hyperbolic conservation equations, this study investigates the novel concept that these waves may break as they travel down the plumes, triggering intense local mixing between the dense fluid and surrounding ocean. The results demonstrate that the waves break at geophysically relevant distances from the plume source. The location of wave breaking is very sensitive to plume drag from the seabed, the properties of the dense source, and the amplitude and period of the source modulation. To the extent that the simple model represents the real world, these results suggest that wave breaking originating from the tidal modulation of dense plumes could lead to a strong and previously unexplored source of local deep-ocean mixing.
Audiences are once again thanking Mamma Mia! for the music as the long-running tuner’s closing date of September 12 approaches. For the sixth week running the show played at above 100% capacity, making the Broadhurst Theatre the fourth most packed house on Broadway. No surprises in frontrunners by terms of gross, with perennial box office favorites The Lion King, Wicked, Aladdin and The Book of Mormon, along with newcomer Hamilton in the top five. On the other end of the spectrum, Hand to God and Amazing Grace remain the lowest grossing shows on the Great White Way. They will need to improve their numbers soon as demand on theaters intensifies for circling shows as the 2015-16 season gets underway.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending August 23:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($1,986,190)2. Wicked ($1,751,974)3. Aladdin ($1,720,395)4. Hamilton ($1,456,753)5. The Book of Mormon ($1,443,333)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder ($511,816)4. Hedwig and the Angry Inch ($409,679)*3. On the Town ($395,379)2. Amazing Grace ($308,474)1. Hand to God ($255,020)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.43%)2. Hamilton (101.32%)3. Fun Home (101.00%)4. Mamma Mia! (100.32%)5. The Lion King (100.06%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (75.17%)*4. Jersey Boys (65.35%)3. Hand to God (57.76%)2. Amazing Grace (54.45%)1. On the Town (52.17%)* Number based on seven regular performancesSource: The Broadway League View Comments
Laura Nicholls of Spain, left, and Brittney Griner of US fight for the ball during their Basketball Championship for Women’s final at Fenerbahce Arena in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014.(AP Photo)WNBA star Brittney Griner was cut on the elbow by a man in a knife attack in China but didn’t need to go to the hospital, her agent told The Associated Press on Tuesday.Agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas said Griner sustained a small cut as her team was boarding a bus after practice Monday in what she called a random attack. Colas said the 6-foot-8 player was wearing a winter coat and that the knife barely cut her skin. Griner didn’t require stitches.The agent said the man also stabbed one of Griner’s teammates, but that she was wearing two jackets and the knife didn’t go through.Colas said the man was yelling as he chased the players onto the bus. She said he left the scene, then returned covered in blood and was apprehended by Chinese authorities. It was not immediately clear in which city this happened.Griner plays in the WNBA with the Phoenix Mercury. This is her second season in China and first with the Beijing Great Wall. The team was preparing for a road game against Liaoning Hengye.Griner, who led Baylor to a 40-0 season and the 2012 NCAA title, came out as a lesbian in 2013 after her senior season. She was the No. 1 pick by the Mercury in the 2013 draft.
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