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Mechanisms of Water Wave Transformation in Shear Currents

  • Victor I. Shrira
Conference paper
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


The paper presents a brief review of the author’s recent results on wave transformation and instability due to a shear current. The review covers both linear and nonlinear mechanisms in the models with vertical or/and horizontal shears.


Surface Wave Wave Breaking Nonlinear SchrOdinger Equation Wave Phase Velocity Shear Current 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor I. Shrira
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  1. 1.P.P.Shirshov Institute of OceanologyUSSR Academy of SciencesMoscowUSSR

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