Can a submarine be perished by internal waves?

Stepanyants, Yu. A. ORCID: (2021) Can a submarine be perished by internal waves? Priroda (in Russian) (6). pp. 54-66. ISSN 0032-874X


The recent tragedy of the Nanggala submarine that occurred off the coast of Bali, once again reminds of the possible role of internal waves in such tragedies. The article briefly outlines the nature of internal waves and analyzes the circumstances of the losses of three submarines - the atomic submarines Thresher (1963) and Scorpion (1968) of the US Navy and the diesel Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala (2021). The hypothetical scenarios of the accidents are discussed. The danger of internal waves for underwater navigation is reasoned.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Article published in Russian with English abstract. Permanent restricted access to Published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Sciences (6 Sep 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Astrophysics (1 Aug 2018 -)
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2021 01:54
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2021 01:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: soliton, Korteweg-de Vries equation, solitary internal waves, submarines, USS Thresher, USS Scorpion, KRI Nanggala.
Fields of Research (2008): 02 Physical Sciences > 0203 Classical Physics > 020303 Fluid Physics
04 Earth Sciences > 0405 Oceanography > 040503 Physical Oceanography
Fields of Research (2020): 37 EARTH SCIENCES > 3708 Oceanography > 370803 Physical oceanography
51 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 5103 Classical physics > 510399 Classical physics not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810108 Navy
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280120 Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences

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