Accession Number : AD0712790

Title :   SURFACE ROUGHNESS, SEA-SURFACE SLOPE AND WIND-WAVE SPECTRUM.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HYDRONAUTICS INC LAUREL MD

Personal Author(s) : Wu,Jin

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The mean square slope of the sea surface is shown to vary logarithmically with the wind velocity, and the rate of variation changes with different boundary-layer regimes of the wind. Based on mean square slope data, the spectra constant of the directional wind-wave spectrum in the equilibrium range is seen to vary with wind regimes. An approximate correlation is presented between the mean square slope and the roughness height of the sea surface. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, SURFACE ROUGHNESS), TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER, VELOCITY, BRIGHTNESS, POWER SPECTRA, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, WIND

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE