The propagation of solitary wave trains in the Adriatic Sea is studied by means of LANDSAT Thematic-Mapper images. The baroclinic Rossby radius of deformation has been estimated from the width of a baroclinic current observed along the coast of Croatia using AVHRR data. The phase speed of the linear internal waves has been consequently estimated and the compatibility of the Kortweg-de Vries equations with experimental data has been tested. Satellite-derived wave parameters are in good agreement with a plane-bottom, shallow-water solitary-wave model. © 1994 Società Italiana di Fisica.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
Borzelli, G., Marullo, S., Ligi, R., & Cannizzaro, G. (1994). Solitary waves in the gulf of quarnaro revealed by LANDSAT thematic mapper. Nuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C, 17(2), 143 - 152. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02508581