On the atmospheric interfacial waves

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We consider waves at the interface of a two-layer fluid. The upper layer is assumed to be isothermal and compressible with a density profile decreasing exponentially with height up to infinity. The lower layer is assumed to be incompressible with constant density bounded below by a rigid bottom with an obstruction of compact support. By a unified asymptotic method, a stationary forced modified KdV equation is derived when the KdV theory fails. New steady solutions are discovered and numerical results are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3293-3296
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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