Nonli near transformati on of wave packets in weakly dispersive media

T. G. Talipova, E. N. Pelinovsky, E. Kit, O. Eitan

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Abstract

We study the propagation of nonlinear modulated waves in weakly dispersive media within the framework of the Kort eveg-de Vries equation. It is shown that strong generation of overtones and mean flow by the modulated packet results in asymmetry of the wave packet envelope with respect to both horizontal and vertical axes and makes the envelope skewed. The motion of the wave packet is accompanied by the emission of low-frequency and high-frequency waves that propagate in different directions from the packet. As a result, the mean amplitude of the wave packet decreases with distance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-358
Number of pages5
JournalRadiophysics and Quantum Electronics
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 1999

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