Dependence of solitary water wave velocities on wave amplitude and water depth studied (35 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

John Russell (1808-1882) observes a nondecaying solitary water wave in the Union Canal near Edinburgh and uses a water tank to study the dependence of solitary water wave velocities on wave amplitude and water depth.

Citation:
Editors. "Dependence of solitary water wave velocities on wave amplitude and water depth studied". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009
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