WIND-INDUCED DRIFT CURRENTS

Systematic measurements of drift currents below, and of airflows above, the air-water interface were performed under various wind conditions. The current near but not immediate to the water surface is found to follow Karman-Prandtl (logarithmic) velocity distribution. The current immediate to the water surface tends to vary linearly with the depth. (Modified author abstract)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hydronautics, Incorporated

    7210 Pindel School Road
    Laurel, MD  United States  20810
  • Authors:
    • Wu, J
  • Publication Date: 1973-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051798
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-73-03-3 Tech Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-73-C-0091
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 1974 12:00AM