Accession Number : AD0749073

Title :   Wave-Related Disturbances in the Velocity Field over Ocean Waves.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Thompson,Stanley Paul

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : Velocity fluctuations over ocean waves and wave heights are examined using joint probability density function-conditional mean function (JPDF-CMF) analyses. Results are compared with theoretical predictions from wind-wave coupling models which provide for interaction between the wave-induced motion and turbulence in the airflow, and also with predictions from potential flow theory. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, *ATMOSPHERIC MOTION), TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER, VELOCITY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, WEATHER FORECASTING, THESES

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE