Some articles on breaking, wave, waves, wave breaking:
... In fluid dynamics, a breaking wave is a wave whose amplitude reaches a critical level at which some process can suddenly start to occur that causes large ... At this point, simple physical models that describe wave dynamics often become invalid, particularly those that assume linear behavior ... The most generally familiar sort of breaking wave is the breaking of water surface waves on a coastline ...
... The Camassa–Holm equation models breaking waves a smooth initial profile with sufficient decay at infinity develops into either a wave that exists for all times or into a breaking wave (w ... that the only way singularities can occur in solutions is in the form of breaking waves ... a necessary and sufficient condition) whether wave breaking occurs or not ...
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