Solitary waves in the gulf of quarnaro revealed by LANDSAT thematic mapper

G. Borzelli, S. Marullo, R. Ligi, G. Cannizzaro

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143 - 152
Number of pages10
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1994
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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