Introduction to Linear Waves

  • Kolumban HutterEmail author
  • Yongqi Wang
  • Irina P. Chubarenko
Part of the Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics book series (AGEM)


Waves in open waters, such as the ocean, lakes, channels, arise in a variety of forms and types and have various physical reasons for their formation. We will have the occasion in a number of subsequent chapters (in volume 2) to investigate the important types of waves in the geophysical context as they apply to lakes, the ocean and, to limited extent, also to the atmosphere.


Dispersion Relation Standing Wave Surface Elevation Particle Trajectory Phase Speed 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kolumban Hutter
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yongqi Wang
    • 2
  • Irina P. Chubarenko
    • 3
  1. 1.ETH Zürich, c/o Versuchsanstalt für Wasserbau Hydrologie und GlaziologieZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringDarmstadt University of TechnologyDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.Russian Academy of Sciences, P.P. Shirshov Institute of OceanologyKaliningradRussia

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