pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 83, Issue 1, pp 9–20 | Cite as

The decay of gravity waves

  • A. J. Willson


The decay of waves of small amplitude in a viscous liquid of finite depth is investigated. It is shown that the various modes may be conveniently classified and that in many limiting cases the modes of aperiodic decay are of particular importance. Detailed numerical results are given for these modes.


Small Amplitude Gravity Wave Viscous Liquid Finite Depth Detailed Numerical Result 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Willson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of LeicesterEngland

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