The effect of the earth ' s rotation on the propagation of ocean waves over long distances

@inproceedings{BACKUS2002TheEO,
title={The effect of the earth ' s rotation on the propagation of ocean waves over long distances},
author={G. E. BACKUS},
year={2002}
}

G. E. BACKUS

Published 2002

A~tract--The theory of group velocity is generalized to waves on curved surfaces, and applied to calculating the effect of the earth's rotation on the trajectory and wave vector of a wave packet whose waves have lengths much less than the radius of the earth and periods much less than one day. A geometrical description of the perturbed trajectory is given. If /2 is the angular velocity of the earth, g gravity, h the ocean depth, and k and oJ the wave number and frequency, the effects are of the… CONTINUE READING