The Importance of Nonlinear Wave Interactions Under Ice

by Theodore Green, III, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, Civil, & Environmental Engineering, Madison, WI, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water for Resource Development


Waves under ice interact at the second order in wave slope. Because of this, a monochromatic wave train impinging on an ice sheet can transfer a significant amount of energy to its own second harmonic much sooner than it will decay by other means. This relationship is examined.

Subject Headings: Nonlinear waves | Water waves | Ice | Slopes | Hydro power | Decomposition | Nonlinear analysis | Computing in civil engineering

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