This study shows that the theory of geometric optics adequately predicts the behavior of a dispersive wave system radiating from a large chemical explosion over sloping bottom topography. The phase and amplitude of an equivalent wave train (reconstructed from the observed data for uniform depth equal to that at the explosion site) are shown to be consistent with the phase and amplitude predicted by theory for the wave system produced by an initial parabolic crater in the water....
Van Dorn, Wm. G.. 1964. "Explosion-generated waves in water of variable depth." Journal of Marine Research 22, (2). https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/journal_of_marine_research/1023