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The Interaction of Large Amplitude Shallow Water Waves with an Ambient Shear Flow: Critical and Non-Critical Flows.
LEHIGH UNIV BETHLEHEM PA CENTER FOR THE APPLICATION OF MATHEMATICS
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20040 08030 04020LEHIGH UNIV BETHLEHEM PA CENTER FOR THE APPLICATION OF MATHEMATICSThe Interaction of Large Amplitude Shallow Water Waves with an Ambient Shear Flow Critical and Non-Critical Flows.Technical rept.,Blythe,P. A. Kazakia,Y. Varley,E. CAM-110-23DAAD05-69-C-0053THEMIS-65BRLCR-75incompressible flow, water waves, gravity, viscosity, ocean waves, ocean currents, atmospheric motion, partial differential equations, nonlinear differential equations, hydrostatic pressure, numerical analysisair water interactions, shear flow, gravity waves, themis projectA nonlinear analysis is given of the behavior of a gravity wave moving over a horizontal bed into a region where the flow is sheared in a vertical direction. No restriction is placed on the amplitude of the wave. The only assumptions made are that the fluid is inviscid and that the hydrostatic pressure law holds. The results can be used to analyze the behavior of tsunamis and weather fronts. Author
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