Accession Number : AD0771627

Title :   The Transformation of a Solitary Wave over an Uneven Bottom,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE HYDRODYNAMICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Madsen,Ole S. ; Mei,Chiang C.

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Based on a set of approximate equations for long waves over an uneven bottom, the transformation of a solitary wave climbing a slope is studied numerically and compared with available experiments. Results are also obtained for a solitary wave progressing over a slope onto a shelf. The development of a train of solitary waves on the shelf is found and interpreted physically. Supporting experimental evidence is also given. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Water waves, Numerical analysis, Ocean bottom, Continental shelves, Models, Hydrodynamics

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE