Accession Number : AD0772095

Title :   Ray Method Formalism for Internal Waves in a Deep Ocean Propagation, Initiation, Reflection.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DENVER RESEARCH INST COLO DIV OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Cohen,J. K. ; Bleistein,Norman

Report Date : 01 NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : A ray method formalism is developed for the three dimensional propagation of small amplitude internal waves in an inviscid, incompressible fluid of arbitrary stable stratification in the presence of a transverse ambient flow. One of deduced results of the formalism is conservation of action density in the general context. Some of the unussual features of the propagation of these waves are discussed with special attention given to the reflection of internal waves. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Internal waves, *Ocean waves, *Ray tracing, Incompressible flow, Partial differential equations, Matrices(Mathematics), Inviscid flow

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE