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TitleA numerical method for the coastal-trapped wave problem
AuthorHolland, David Michael
DescriptionThesis (M.Sc.) -- Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1987. Physics
Paginationviii, 83 leaves : ill.
SubjectOcean waves--Mathematical models;
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Physics
NotesBibliography: leaves 82-83.
AbstractA numerical method is presented to solve the coastal-trapped wave (CTW) problem. The method is the explicitly shifted inverse power algorithm for the generalized eigenvalue problem. Problems non-linear in the eigenvalue, such as the dispersive baroclinic CTW problem, are addressed by expressing them as linear problems of expanded dimension. The novelty of the technique is its ability to compute complex eigenvalues directly. -- In this thesis two applications of the method are presented. First, the effect of stratification on CTW's is investigated by determining their dispersion characteristics. These are computed for both real propagating and complex evanescent wavenumber solutions. Second, the influence of a mean alongshore current on CTW's is studied. The results are compared to observations made along the eastern Australian coast.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
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SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifier75411943
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
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