Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 22, 117–132, 2015
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 22, 117–132, 2015

Research article 04 Mar 2015

Research article | 04 Mar 2015

Propagation regimes of interfacial solitary waves in a three-layer fluid

O. E. Kurkina et al.

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We have derived exact analytical expressions for the coefficients of evolution equations of long wave motion in the three-layer fluid with arbitrary parameters of the layers and established interrelations of these equations for different interfaces. To our understanding, the core advancement is the clarification and mapping of the regimes of soliton appearance and propagation in this environment that is much more realistic for the description of ocean internal waves.