Internal solitary waves near a turning point

C. J. Knickerbocker, Alan C. Newell

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Abstract

We report an unexpected result and illustrate the mechanism by which a solitary wave propagating on a thermocline reverses its polarity as it passes through a turning point near the shoreline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)326-330
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters A
Volume75
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 4 1980

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