Shallow Water Waves and Solitary Waves

  title={Shallow Water Waves and Solitary Waves},
  author={Willy Hereman},
  booktitle={Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science},
Glossary Deep water A surface wave is said to be in deep water if its wavelength is much shorter than the local water depth. Internal wave A internal wave travels within the interior of a fluid. The maximum velocity and maximum amplitude occur within the fluid or at an internal boundary (interface). Internal waves depend on the density-stratification of the fluid. Shallow water A surface wave is said to be in shallow water if its wavelength is much larger than the local water depth. Shallow… CONTINUE READING

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