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Figure 1: Schematic diagram of the two layer system showing (a) the external wave mode with the same frequency and wavelength for both the air-water and water-mud interface waves, (b) the internal wave mode with the same frequency, but much shorter wavelength for the water-mud interface waves, and (c) the combination of the two. The arrows in panel (c) indicate shear across the mud water interface, which could lead to a shear instability mechanism to generate the internal mode waves in each half cycle of the surface wave.