**NUMERICAL MODELING
OF WATER WAVES**

by

Dr. Charles
L. Mader
**SECOND
EDITION ISBN - 0-8493-2311-8**
**CRC
Press, Boca Raton, Florida**
**This
second edition of Numerical Modeling of Water Waves describes
the technological revolution that has occurred in numerical modeling
of water waves during the last decade. A CD-ROM with many of
the FORTRAN codes of the numerical methods for solving water
wave problems and computer animations of the problems that have
been solved using the codes is included with the book. Several
PowerPoint presentations describing the modeling results are
on the CD-ROM called the NMWW CD-ROM in the rest of the book.**

**The objective of this book
is to describe the numerical methods for modeling water waves
that have been developed primarily at the Los Alamos National
Laboratory over the last four decades and to describe some examples
of the applications of these methods. Some of the applications
of the numerical modeling methods were performed while the author
was working at the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric
Research at the University of Hawaii, some as Mader Consulting
Co. research projects, and the rest as a Fellow of the LosAlamos
National Laboratory.**

**Although the two- and three-dimensional
numerical methods for modeling water waves had been available
in the 1980's for several decades, they had seldom been used.
A major obstacle to their use was the need for access to large
and expensive computers. By the 1980's, inexpensive personal
computers were adequate for many applications of these numerical
methods.**

**In this book, the basic fluid
dynamics associated with water waves are described. The common
water wave theories are reviewed in Chapter 1. A computer code
called WAVE for personal computers that calculates the wave properties
for Airy, third-order Stokes, and Laitone solitary gravity waves
is available on the NMWW CD-ROM. The incompressible fluid dynamics
model used for shallow water, long waves is described in Chapter
2. A computer code for personal computers using the shallow water
model is called SWAN and is available on the NMWW CD-ROM. The
SWAN code is used to model the 1946, 1960 and 1964 earthquake
generated Hilo, Hawaii tsunamis, the 1964 Crescent City, California
tsunami and the 1994 underwater landslide generated Skagway,
Alaska tsunami.**