# Dispersive shock waves in viscously deformable media

@article{Lowman2013DispersiveSW, title={Dispersive shock waves in viscously deformable media}, author={Nicholas K. Lowman and Mark A. Hoefer}, journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics}, year={2013}, volume={718}, pages={524 - 557} }

Abstract The viscously dominated, low-Reynolds-number dynamics of multi-phase, compacting media can lead to nonlinear, dissipationless/dispersive behaviour when viewed appropriately. In these systems, nonlinear self-steepening competes with wave dispersion, giving rise to dispersive shock waves (DSWs). Example systems considered here include magma migration through the mantle as well as the buoyant ascent of a low-density fluid through a viscously deformable conduit. These flows are modelled by…

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