Accession Number : AD0703321

Title :   OBSERVATIONS AND SPECULATIONS ON MECHANICS OF WAVE GENERATION BY WIND,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Mollo-Christensen,Erik

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Presentation of data obtained on couplings between surface waves of different frequencies and air-turbulence surface wave couplings. Data obtained from buoy mounted instruments off the coast of Massachusetts. Discussion of theories of wave generation by wind in light of observations. The transfer of momentum from the air to the long waves through the generation and decay of ripples near the wave crests, as proposed by Longuet-Higgins. Intermittency of the flux processes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE METEOROLOGY, OCEAN WAVES), (*OCEAN WAVES, WIND), BUOYS, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, BOUNDARY LAYER, HEAT FLUX, SHEAR STRESSES, INTERFACES, INTERACTIONS

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE