Accession Number : AD0759407

Title :   Laboratory Investigations of Whitecaps, Spray and Capillary Waves.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE COASTAL AND OCEANOGRAPHIC ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Shemdin,O. H. ; Lai,R. J. ; Reece,A. ; Tober,G.

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : Laboratory investigations of whitecaps, spray and capillary waves were conducted in the wind and wave facility at the University of Florida. The percent whitecap area coverage was obtained by taking photographs of the water surface and calibrating for the photographed area distortion. Spray was measured by using a constant temperature hot-wire anemometer system. Calibration was achieved by generating uniform size drops with capillary tubes of different sizes and a crystal vibrator. Capillary waves were investigated by a laser-optical device with a frequency response greater than 100 Hz. The device was designed for the purpose of investigating the dependence of capillary waves on the wind speed. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, MODEL TESTS), WIND, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, RADAR REFLECTIONS, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE