Document Type

Article

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Disciplines

Applied mathematics

Publication Details

Journal of Mathematical Fluid Mechanics, 2008, Volume 10, Number 2, Pages 224-237

Abstract

We show that the governing equations for two-dimensional gravity water waves with constant non-zero vorticity have a nearly-Hamiltonian structure, which becomes Hamiltonian for steady waves.

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