Accession Number : AD0692800

Title :   WINDS, WIND SET-UPS AND SEICHES ON LAKE ERIE.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : UNITED STATES LAKE SURVEY DETROIT MICH

Personal Author(s) : Hunt,Ira A. , Jr

Report Date : JAN 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : This paper presents certain factors which have not been discussed adequately in previous dissertations concerning winds, wind set-ups, and seiches on Lake Erie. These factors include the importance of atmospheric stability in determining the over-water wind speeds; the effect that Pelee Point and the islands in the western end of the lake have on the flow of displaced water; and the effects which seiches and local distrubances have on the water levels recorded at the gaging sites. Also, a simple, accurate method of forecasting the water level rise at Buffalo is given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE METEOROLOGY, GREAT LAKES), (*LAKE WAVES, *WIND), FRICTION, SHEAR STRESSES, VELOCITY, WEATHER FORECASTING, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, STABILITY, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, HARBORS, STORMS

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE