Numerical Application of the KP Equation to a Particular Oceanographical Problem

  • S. Pierini
Conference paper
Part of the Research Reports in Physics book series (RESREPORTS)


Some nonlinear evolution equations in one independent space variable, exactly solvable by the inverse-scattering theory (such as the KdV, the Kubota-Ko-Dobbs and the Benjamin-Ono equations) were used in the past few years to model some features of internal wave propagation in real oceanic sites. The 1ST was used in some cases and sometimes numerical calculations for which the 1ST was irrelevant were performed as well. The literature on the subject is extensive and quotations can be found in some of the papers cited below.


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    A. K. Liu, J. R. Holbrook, J. R. Apel: J. Phys. Oceanogr. 15 1613 (1985).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    S. Pierini: J. Phys. Oceanogr. 19 755 (1989).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    T. B. Benjamin, J. L. Bona, J. J. Mahony: Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. London 272A 47 (1972).MathSciNetADSGoogle Scholar
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    S. Pierini. Nuovo Cimento C 9 1045 (1986).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Pierini
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Universitario NavaleNapoliItaly

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