Computer Sciences Dept.

A Particle Model of Ocean Waves Generated by Earthquakes

Donald Greenspan, M.Cranmer, John Collier

In this paper a new particle approach to the study of fluid dynamics is applied to the generation of ocean waves by earthquakes. Major interest is centered on a molecular type compression wave as the key mechanism for producing surface water waves. Computer examples for three basic oceanic topographics are studied. each yielding the breaking of ocean waves into a bay area.

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