THE EFFECT OF INTERNAL WAVES ON SURFACE WIND WAVES. 2. THEORETICAL ANALYSIS

Authors
  1. Hughes, B.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Pacific, Victoria BC (CAN)
Abstract
A theoretical description is given of a broadband, small-amplitude wind wave field in a perturbing internal wave velocity pattern. The theory includes the effect of the local wind. Specific predictions are made for the case of weak internal wave currents, and these predictions are compared with measurements. The theory predicts the magnitude of the mean square slope changes reasonably well, and it predicts the quadrant of the phases correctly. General features of the perturbed surface wave energy spectrum integrated in angle are also predicted reasonably well, and comparisons are made of the theoretical and measured local integrated spectrum at roughened areas and at slick areas.
Report Number
REPR-78-2 —
Date of publication
01 Jan 1978
Number of Pages
11
Reprinted from
J of Geophysical Research, vol 83, no C1, 1978, p 455-465
DSTKIM No
78-02970
CANDIS No
83653
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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