About compact equations for water waves

A. I. Dyachenko, D. I. Kachulin, V. E. Zakharov

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A simple compact equation for gravity water waves, which includes a nonlinear wave term and advection term, is derived. Numerical simulations in the framework of this equation demonstrate an initial stage of freak wave breaking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-540
Number of pages12
JournalNatural Hazards
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016


  • Breather
  • Freak waves
  • Hamiltonian formalism
  • Modulational instability
  • Nonlinear water waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


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