Accession Number:

ADA256521

Title:

Multi-Periodic Waves in Shallow Water

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 1989-31 Mar 1992

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Nonlinear ocean waves with two-dimensional surface patterns in shallow water are studied analytically and experimentally. The analytical model is a family of periodic solutions of the Kadomtsev-Petviashuili equation. The experiments demonstrate the accuracy of these solutions. When these two- dimensional waves shoal on a planar beach, they quickly generate an array of periodic rip currents. Mach reflections of cnoidal waves are also modelled by these KP solutions. Ocean waves, Two-dimensional, Nonlinear, Rip currents.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE