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Strongly Nonlinear, Simple Internal Waves in Continuously-stratified, Shallow Fluids : Volume 18, Issue 1 (14/02/2011)

By Ostrovsky, L. A.

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Title: Strongly Nonlinear, Simple Internal Waves in Continuously-stratified, Shallow Fluids : Volume 18, Issue 1 (14/02/2011)  
Author: Ostrovsky, L. A.
Volume: Vol. 18, Issue 1
Language: English
Subject: Science, Nonlinear, Processes
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection (Contemporary), Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
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Description: Zel Technologies and University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA. Strongly nonlinear internal waves in a layer with arbitrary stratification are considered in the hydrostatic approximation. It is shown that simple waves having a variable vertical structure can emerge from a wide class of initial conditions. The equations describing such waves have been obtained using the isopycnal coordinate as a variable. Emergence of simple waves from an initial Gaussian impulse is numerically investigated for different density profiles, from two- and three-layer structure to the continuous one. Besides the first mode, examples of second- and third-mode simple waves are given.

Strongly nonlinear, simple internal waves in continuously-stratified, shallow fluids

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