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The Green’s function of the mild-slope equation: The case of a monotonic bed profile. (English) Zbl 1074.76598
Summary: In the present work the Green’s function of the mild-slope and the modified mild-slope equations is studied. An effective numerical Fourier inversion scheme has been developed and applied to the construction and study of the source-generated water-wave potential over an uneven bottom profile with different depths at infinity. In this sense, the present work is a prerequisite to the study of the diffraction of water waves by localized bed irregularities superimposed over an uneven bottom. In the case of a monotonic bed profile, the main characteristics of the far-field are: (i) the formation of a shadow zone with an ever expanding width, which is located along the bottom irregularity, and (ii) in each of the two sectors not including the bottom irregularity the asymptotic behavior of the wave field approaches the form of an outgoing cylindrical wave, propagating with an amplitude of order \(O(R^{-1/2})\), where \(R\) is the distance from the source, and wavelength corresponding to the sector-depth at infinity. Moreover, the weak wave system propagating in the shadow zone is of order \(O(R^{-3/2})\), and along the bottom irregularity consists of the superposition of two outgoing waves with wavelengths corresponding to the two depths at infinity.

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76Q05 Hydro- and aero-acoustics
76B15 Water waves, gravity waves; dispersion and scattering, nonlinear interaction
76M45 Asymptotic methods, singular perturbations applied to problems in fluid mechanics
86A05 Hydrology, hydrography, oceanography
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