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Solitary waves in magma dynamics

  • Victor Barcilon (a1) and Oscar M. Lovera (a1)

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We investigate the stability of the one-dimensional solitary waves solutions of the equations proposed by McKenzie to model the ascent of melts in the Earth interior. We show that for small porosity and two-dimensional horizontal disturbances with long wavelength, these solitary waves are unstable. We also exhibit two- and three-dimensional solitary-wave solutions of the McKenzie equations.

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Solitary waves in magma dynamics

  • Victor Barcilon (a1) and Oscar M. Lovera (a1)

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