AN INTERNATIONAL ATTEMPT TO UNDERSTAND WIND GENERATED OCEAN WAVES. PART II. SOME RESULTS

Recent measurements by an international team of scientists has given the following tentative information on the mechanisms of wind wave generation and dissipation: From 30-90 percent of the observed wave growth is accounted for by the nonlinear wave-wave interaction theory of K. Hasselmann (1962, 1963). The simple interpretation of the equilibrium range by Phillips (1958) is not substantiated by the observation. The overshoot effect is clearly observed. From 10-20 percent of the momentum available from the atmomsphere is advected with the wave field. Strong wave attenuation occurs in shallow water due to turbulent bottom friction. Secondary restuls are presented in the text. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Final report 15 Jan 70-15 Jun 71
  • Corporate Authors:

    Westinghouse Research and Development Center

    1310 Beulah Road
    Pittsburgh, PA  USA  15235
  • Authors:
    • Barnett, T P
  • Publication Date: 1971-6-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 53 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019518
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 71-951-OCEAN-R2 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-68-C-0366
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1973 12:00AM