October  2009, 12(3): 623-632. doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2009.12.623

KdV theory and the Chilean tsunami of 1960

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Fakultät für Mathematik, University of Vienna, Nordbergstr. 15, 1090 Vienna, Austria

Received  May 2009 Revised  June 2009 Published  July 2009

We investigate the Chilean tsunami of 1960 to determine the role of KdV dynamics. On the basis of the scales involved, and making use of recent advances, we put on a rigorous foundation the fact that KdV dynamics were not influential in this catastrophic event.
Citation: Raphael Stuhlmeier. KdV theory and the Chilean tsunami of 1960. Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - B, 2009, 12 (3) : 623-632. doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2009.12.623
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