EFFECTS OF WIND-INDUCED DRIFT CURRENTS ON THE PROPAGATION OF SURFACE WAVES

Phase velocities were measured of dominant waves generated by wind and of simple progressive waves, generated mechanically, under wind. The results indicate that the wind-induced drift current has a significant effect on the phase velocity of short gravity waves. The effect varies inversely with wavelength and directly with fetch. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hydronautics, Incorporated

    7210 Pindel School Road
    Laurel, MD  USA  20810
  • Authors:
    • Wu, J
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

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  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051784
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-7211-3 Tech Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-72-C-0509
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 1974 12:00AM