Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen

, Volume 49, Issue 1–4, pp 805–810 | Cite as

Solitary wave calculations for erosion strength

  • H. Barth
  • E. R. Hilf
Modern Techniques in Marine Ecology


For the calculation of steep water waves, a Lagrangian method is presented. This makes it easier to derive and understand the complicated non-linear structure of the equations of motion (EOM), for the behaviour of water surfaces. In addition, this formulation offers the possibility to model an EOM which describes water waves with deference to variation in depth.


Waste Water Water Surface Water Management Water Pollution Solitary Wave 
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© Biologische Anstalt Helgiland 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Barth
    • 1
  • E. R. Hilf
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachbereich PhysikCarl von Ossietzky Universität OldenburgOldenburgGermany

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