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Professor Robin Johnson
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We doubt the relevance of soliton theory to the modelling of tsunamis, and present a case in support of an alternative view. Although the shallow-water equations do provide, we believe, an appropriate basis for this phenomenon, an asymptotic analysis of the solution for realistic variable depths, and for suitable background flows, is essential for a complete understanding of this phenomenon. In particular we explain how a number of tsunami waves can arrive at a shoreline. © 2006 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Author(s): Constantin A, Johnson RS
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
ISSN (print): 0305-4470
ISSN (electronic): 1751-8121
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
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