Accession Number : AD0689870

Title :   RESULTS OF A PRELIMINARY FIELD STUDY OF WAVE GENERATION BY WIND,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Seesholtz,John R. ; Mollo-Christensen,Erik

Report Date : JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Observations made from a thirty meter tall spar buoy are described. Wind velocity profiles, atmospheric pressure fluctuations and wave profiles were recorded and means, spectra and covariances of the observed quantities were evaluated. Comparison of the observed rate of change of wave energy with theoretical predictions show only fair agreement with Miles' theory. The phase lead of wind fluctuations with respect to the wave crests increased with height, the maximum near the critical layer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, WIND), INSTRUMENTATION, POWER SPECTRA, VELOCITY, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, ENERGY, TURBULENCE, BOUNDARY LAYER, MEASUREMENT

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE