Accession Number : AD0754646

Title :   The Interaction of Large Amplitude Shallow Water Waves with an Ambient Shear Flow: Critical and Non-Critical Flows.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : LEHIGH UNIV BETHLEHEM PA CENTER FOR THE APPLICATION OF MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Blythe,P. A. ; Kazakia,Y. ; Varley,E.

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : 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-75(*incompressible 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)

Descriptors :   (*INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW, WATER WAVES), GRAVITY, VISCOSITY, OCEAN WAVES, OCEAN CURRENTS, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NONLINEAR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE