THE INTERACTION OF WIND WAVES AND INTERNAL WAVES: THEORETICAL ANALYSIS

Authors
  1. Hughes, B.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Pacific, Victoria BC (CAN)
Abstract
A theoretical description is given of the behaviour of a broadband, small-amplitude wind-wave field to 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 to measurements. The theory predictis 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
75-3 —
Date of publication
15 Jul 1975
Number of Pages
88
DSTKIM No
76-00590
CANDIS No
93734
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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