Journal of the Oceanographical Society of Japan

, Volume 40, Issue 6, pp 432–436 | Cite as

Propagation of topographically trapped waves on aβ-plane

  • Hiroshi Takeda


Topographically trapped (subinertia) waves that propagate along a coast lying in an arbitrary direction on aβ-plane are studied. It is found that the waves also propagate in the direction normal to the coast within an envelope due to theβ-effect. The dispersion relation is hardly affected by theβ-effect except in a long wavelength or long period range in which generalized Haurwitz waves (Takeda, 1984b) exist. In the long wavelength or long period range, two types of waves exist: topographically trapped type waves and generalized Haurwitz type waves.


Dispersion Relation Period Range Type Wave Arbitrary Direction Haurwitz Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Takeda
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  1. 1.Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan

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