Progressive waves in a compressible-ocean with an elastic bottom

Erez Eyov, Assaf Klar, Usama Kadri, Michael Stiassnie

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The mathematical solution for the two-dimensional linear problem of acoustic-gravity waves in a compressible ocean with an elastic bottom is presented. The physical properties of these waves are studied, and compared with those for waves over rigid ground. The solutions for constant water depth, together with the assumption of constant energy flux, are used to study the shoaling of acoustic-gravity waves over a slowly-varying bathymetry. The present work enriches our knowledge about acoustic-gravity waves in a way that could assist, among others, in the early detection of tsunami.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)929-939
Number of pages11
JournalWave Motion
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 2013


  • Acoustic gravity wave
  • Elastic seabed
  • Microseisms
  • Tsunami

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Modelling and Simulation


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