Accession Number : AD0469699

Title :   SOLITARY WAVES IN COMPRESSIBLE, STRATIFIED FLUIDS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD DEPT OF MECHANICS

Personal Author(s) : Long, Robert R. ; Morton, Jeffrey B.

Report Date : AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A solitary wave is found in a stratified, compressible fluid in a uniform gravity field. This wave depends for its existence on the compressibility of the medium no matter how small, although the speed of propagation is of the order of an internal gravity wave. The analytical discussion is carried out most fully for small compressibility. Another case, more appropriate for atmospheric problems, is solved by a numerical approach. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER WAVES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, FLUIDS, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, DENSITY.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE