On permanent nonlinear waves in a rotating fluid

  title={On permanent nonlinear waves in a rotating fluid},
  author={Jocelyn Patricia Germain and Dominique P. Renouard},
The governing equation for long nonlinear gravity waves in a rotating fluid changes with the value of the Coriolis parameter f. (1) When f is large, i.e. in the strong rotation case, in an infinite ocean, there are only Sverdrup waves; in a semi-infinite ocean or in a channel, there are either solitary Kelvin waves, for which the governing equation is a KdV equation, or Poincare waves, which can be obtained by superposition of two Sverdrup waves. (2) When f is small, i.e. in the weak rotation… CONTINUE READING

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