The effects of interplay between the rotation and shoaling for a solitary wave on variable topography

Stepanyants, Yury (2019) The effects of interplay between the rotation and shoaling for a solitary wave on variable topography. Studies in Applied Mathematics, 142 (4 (Special Issue)). pp. 465-486. ISSN 0022-2526


This paper presents specific features of solitary wave dynamics within the framework of the Ostrovsky equation with variable coefficients in relation to surface and internal waves in a rotating ocean with a variable bottom topography. For solitary waves moving toward the beach, the terminal decay caused by the rotation effect can be suppressed by the shoaling effect. Two basic examples of a bottom profile are analyzed in detail and supported by direct numerical modeling. One of them is a constant-slope bottom and the other is a specific bottom profile providing a constant amplitude solitary wave. Estimates with real oceanic parameters show that the predicted effects of stable soliton dynamics in a coastal zone can occur, in particular, for internal waves.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2019 02:55
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2019 06:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: energy balance, internal wave, numerical modeling, radiative losses, rotating fluid, soliton, terminal decay, variable topography
Fields of Research : 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0105 Mathematical Physics > 010503 Mathematical Aspects of Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information Theory
02 Physical Sciences > 0203 Classical Physics > 020303 Fluid Physics
04 Earth Sciences > 0405 Oceanography > 040503 Physical Oceanography
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970101 Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/sapm.12255

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