Accession Number : AD0741074

Title :   Some Measurements of Surface-Wave Decay due to Underwater Turbulence.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Green,Theodore ; Medwin,Herman ; Paquin,James E.

Report Date : JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The decay of both wind- and paddle-generated surface capillary-gravity waves passing through a zone of turbulent water was measured. The results point to a dissipative decay mechanism that is proportional to wave amplitude squared, with a proportionality constant which varies as frequency to the fifth power. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER WAVES, TURBULENCE), WIND, WAVE FUNCTIONS, DAMPING, CURVE FITTING

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE