Accession Number : AD0430065

Title :   THE INTERPRETATION OF WAVE SPECTRA IN TERMS OF THE WIND PROFILE INSTEAD OF THE WIND MEASURED AT A CONSTANT HEIGHT,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV N Y

Personal Author(s) : Pierson,Willard J. ,Jr.

Report Date : DEC 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The efect of the variation of the mean wind with height (as a function of the variously proposed drag coefficients) on the interpretation of wave spectra for fully developed seas is analyzed. It is found that this effect brings the results of Neumann, Wilson, and Moskowitz and Pierson into closer agreement. Further improvement in wave theory will depend on the solution of problems in turbulence and on more precise measurements of waves and winds at sea. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WIND, CURVED PROFILES), (*WATER WAVES, WIND), OCEAN WAVES, THEORY, TURBULENCE, MEASUREMENT, FREQUENCY, FRICTION, VELOCITY, CALIBRATION, INSTRUMENTATION, RECORDING SYSTEMS, STRESSES, REYNOLDS NUMBER

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE