Adiabatic decay of internal solitons in a rotating ocean

Obregon, M. A. and Raj, N. and Stepanyants, Y. A. (2016) Adiabatic decay of internal solitons in a rotating ocean. In: 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC 2016), 5-8 Dec 2016, Perth, Australia.


The adiabatic decay of different types of internal wave solitons caused by the Earth’ rotation is considered within the framework of the Gardner–Ostrovsky equation. The governing equation describing such processes includes quadratic and cubic nonlinear terms, as well as the Boussinesq and Coriolis dispersions. It is shown that at the early stage of evolution solitons gradually decay under the influence of weak Earth’ rotation. The characteristic decay time is derived for different types of solitons.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2016 Australasian Fluids Mechanics Society (AFMS). Paper #498.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 03:52
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 05:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: rotating ocean, solitary wave, adiabatic decay, Gardner–Ostrovsky equation
Fields of Research : 02 Physical Sciences > 0203 Classical Physics > 020303 Fluid Physics
04 Earth Sciences > 0405 Oceanography > 040503 Physical Oceanography
01 Mathematical Sciences > 0102 Applied Mathematics > 010207 Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences

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