Accession Number : AD0703238

Title :   LONG WAVE PROPAGATION IN A TRIANGULAR CHANNEL.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Bowman,William Toft

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The purpose of the paper is to examine long wave propagation in a shallow channel of triangular cross section. Solutions for small scale (f = 0), large scale (f not = 0), symmetric and asymmetric channels are obtained. Results are shown to be consistent with earlier work for the fundamental mode (M = 0), and with edgewave solutions over a gently sloping bottom for the higher modes. A second class of waves (quasi-geostrophic waves) is also obtained when the Coriolis effect is included. The results are compared with those for a rectangular channel. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHALLOW WATER, WATER WAVES), (*WATER WAVES, PROPAGATION), LAMINAR FLOW, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, HYDRODYNAMICS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, CORIOLIS EFFECT, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE