Accession Number : AD0749037

Title :   Empirical Description of High Wave Number Turbulence Spectra.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Belser,Richard Baker , III

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : The shapes of spectra obtained from measurements of ocean turbulence are examined. Kovasznay's equation for high wave number turbulence is used to describe the inertial through dissipation regions. Power spectra of velocity fluctuation recorded in the open sea are used to evaluate constants occurring in the Kovasznay relation. Semi-empirical forms of high wave number energy spectra are then displayed. These computed spectra should define a universal form to which mathematical models should adhere. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, TURBULENCE), PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, POWER SPECTRA, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE