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Dead Waters: Large amplitude interfacial waves generated by a boat in a stratified fluid

@article{Vasseur2008DeadWL,
  title={Dead Waters: Large amplitude interfacial waves generated by a boat in a stratified fluid},
  author={R. Vasseur and M. Mercier and T. Dauxois},
  journal={arXiv: Fluid Dynamics},
  year={2008}
}
We present fluid dynamics videos of the motion of a boat on a two-layer or three-layer fluid. Under certain specific conditions, this setup generates large amplitude interfacial waves, while no surface waves are visible. The boat is slowed down leading to a peristaltic effect and sometimes even stopped: this is the so-called dead water phenomenon. 
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