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Welcome to Wikiwaves!

Wikiwaves is a water waves wiki devoted to the collective creation of technical content for practicing scientists. Please sign up, browse around the site, click on the edit links, and contribute something! The site is nominally centered around water waves, at the moment the focus in on linear water wave theory, especially as applied to hydroelasticity but we welcome any content. If you are new to the increasingly popular wiki way, you may want to visit Wikipedia to see a more general effort in action.

Getting Started

  • First browse around to get a feel for what is here.
  • Then follow the sign up instructions to make yourself a profile page.
  • After that, learn how to create and compose pages and contribute to the site!
  • If you're having any problems, see the [FAQ] page.
  • We like feedback. If you have suggestions, comments, or additional questions, add them to our requests page or contact us.

Featured Pages

Wikiwaves Announcements

  • This site is just beginning and right now we want people to make contributions.
  • If you have any questions, problems etc. contact Gareth Hegarty or ask on the FAQ
  • I have changed the standard format for references. Check out the FAQ for details.
  • We are reorganising the site using categories.

About Us


This website was started by Michael Meylan and is being initially supported by a grant from the New Zealand Institute of Mathematics.

Useful Links

Consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.