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A Model for Surface Wave Propagation across a Shearing Current

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  • 1 School of Mathematics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Abstract

A new model is derived for the propagation of surface waves across a shearing current, which is applicable when the wavelength is comparable to the lateral length scale over which the current changes. When applied to wave propagation across a jet-type current, this model predicts a pronounced minimum in the reflection coefficient when the water depth is comparable with the wavelength.

Abstract

A new model is derived for the propagation of surface waves across a shearing current, which is applicable when the wavelength is comparable to the lateral length scale over which the current changes. When applied to wave propagation across a jet-type current, this model predicts a pronounced minimum in the reflection coefficient when the water depth is comparable with the wavelength.

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