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On the stability of heterogeneous shear flows
  • J. Miles
  • Mathematics
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • 1 June 1961
Small perturbations of a parallel shear flow U(y) in an inviscid, incompressible fluid of variable density ρ0(y) are considered. It is deduced that dynamic instability of statically stable flows
On the generation of surface waves by shear flows
  • J. Miles
  • Environmental Science, Physics
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • 1 November 1957
A mechanism for the generation of surface waves by a parallel shear flow U(y) is developed on the basis of the inviscid Orr-Sommerfeld equation. It is found that the rate at which energy is
Design and Ground Calibration of the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) Instrument on the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
The Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) investigation (Solar Phys. doi:10.1007/s11207-011-9834-2, 2011) will study the solar interior using helioseismic techniques as well as the magnetic field
Note on a heterogeneous shear flow
Goldstein (1931) has considered the stability of a shear layer within which the velocity and the density vary linearly and outside which they are constant. Rayleigh (1880, 1887) had found that the
On Hamilton's principle for surface waves
  • J. Miles
  • Mathematics
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • 1 November 1977
The boundary-value problem for irrotational surface waves is derived from a variational integral I with the Lagrangian density [Lscr ] = Ξ ηt - [Hscr ] where Ξ (X, t) is the value of the velocity
EARLY SCIENCE WITH SOFIA, THE STRATOSPHERIC OBSERVATORY FOR INFRARED ASTRONOMY
The Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is an airborne observatory consisting of a specially modified Boeing 747SP with a 2.7 m telescope, flying at altitudes as high as 13.7 km
Resonantly interacting solitary waves
  • J. Miles
  • Physics
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • 20 January 1977
Resonant (phase-locked) interactions among three obliquely oriented solitary waves are studied. It is shown that such interactions are associated with the parametric end points of the singular regime
Obliquely interacting solitary waves
  • J. Miles
  • Physics
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • 20 January 1977
Nonlinear oblique interactions between two slightly dispersive gravity waves (in particular, solitary waves) of dimensionless amplitudes α1 and α2 (relative to depth) and relative inclination 2ϕ
Nonlinear surface waves in closed basins
  • J. Miles
  • Physics
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • 11 June 1976
The Lagrangian and Hamiltonian for nonlinear gravity waves in a cylindrical basin are constructed in terms of the generalized co-ordinates of the free-surface displacement, {qn(t)} ≡ q, thereby
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