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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE