Accession Number : AD0691287

Title :   A CRITERION FOR DETERMINING AIR-FLOW SEPARATION FROM WIND WAVES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HYDRONAUTICS INC LAUREL MD

Personal Author(s) : Wu,Jin

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Based on laboratory studies of wind-wave interactions, a criterion for determining air-flow separation from wind waves is proposed. The air separates from waves having a phase velocity less than the shear velocity, which characterizes the turbulent wind field. The successful application of this criterion to the analysis of oceanic data is herewith demonstrated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WIND, OCEAN WAVES), (*OCEAN WAVES, INTERACTIONS), SHEAR STRESSES, VISCOSITY, AERODYNAMICS, INTERFACES, SEPARATION, BOUNDARY LAYER, SURFACE ROUGHNESS

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE