SHALLOW WATER WAVE PHYSICS
Kern E. Kenyon
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ABSTRACT Einstein’s elementary water wave model  is adapted to surface gravity waves propagating in shallow water, and it is carried to the point where the classical phase speed formula is derived: c=√gh, where c is the phase speed, g the acceleration of gravity, and h the mean depth of water, which is assumed to be much smaller than the wavelength. Thus a shorter way to explain why tsunamis travel so quickly in the deep ocean depths is presented in contrast to the lengthy mathematical discussions found in the literature.
Key words: Tsunami, phase speed
Cite this article: Kenyon, K.E. (2019). Shallow Water Wave Physics. European International Journal of Science and Technology, 8(4), 9-11.