CORRELATION OF MICRO- AND MACROSCOPIC STRUCTURES OF WIND WAVES AND DIFFERENTIAL ROUGHENING AND SMOOTHING OF SURFACE WAVES BY WIND

Simultaneous measurements were conducted in a wind-wave tank of the ripple slopes with an optical instrument and of the carrier-wave profiles with a wave-height gage. The experiments were conducted under various wind conditions: either steady or unsteady wind blowing over pre-existing regular surface waves. The data were analyzed to determine the slope distributions of ripples located on various portions of the carrier-wave profiles under steady wind, and the differential roughening and smoothing of the carrier waves under unsteady wind. The influences of pre-existing waves on the structure of the wind boundary layer, and on the slope statistics of ripples were also studied. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hydronautics, Incorporated

    7210 Pindel School Road
    Laurel, MD  USA  20810
  • Authors:
    • Wu, J
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

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  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054098
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-7211-6 Tech Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-72-C-0509
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM