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Water waves of finite amplitude on a sloping beach

  • G. F. Carrier (a1) and H. P. Greenspan (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 March 2006

In this paper, we investigate the behaviour of a wave as it climbs a sloping beach. Explicit solutions of the equations of the non-linear inviscid shallow-water theory are obtained for several physically interesting wave-forms. In particular it is shown that waves can climb a sloping beach without breaking. Formulae for the motions of the instantaneous shoreline as well as the time histories of specific wave-forms are presented.

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