Fluid Dynamics

, Volume 22, Issue 6, pp 879–885 | Cite as

Nonlinear internal waves in a fluid of infinite depth in the presence of a horizontal magnetic field

  • M. S. Ruderman
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Abstract

An investigation is made into the propagation of long nonlinear weakly nonone-dimensional internal waves in an incompressible stratified fluid of infinite depth in the presence of a horizontal magnetic field. It is shown that such waves are described by an equation representing the extension of the Benjamin-Ono equation to the weakly nonone-dimensional case. The equation obtained differs from that obtained in [4], which is attributable to the anisotropy of the medium resulting from the presence of a magnetic field. The stability of a soliton with respect to flexural perturbations is investigated. A particular case of the variation of the density with height at constant Alfvén velocity is examined in detail.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1988

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  • M. S. Ruderman
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  1. 1.Moscow

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