Accession Number : AD0763446

Title :   Low Frequency Waves in a Narrow Fjord (Eyjafjoerdur, Iceland).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL EXPERIMENT STATION

Personal Author(s) : Dorrestein,Richard G.

Report Date : OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 200

Abstract : The theory of the behavior of long waves penetrating from the sea into narrow channels, bays or fjords is relatively well known, especially so if the effects of bottom and lateral friction and of back radiation of energy toward the sea can be considered as of relatively small importance so that they can be linearized. Relatively few field measurements with subsequent analyses are known to have been made, however, to check the theoretical concepts and, if possible, to estimate thd magnitude of the effects of friction and seaward radiation in real situations. The purpose of the study reported here was to check theoretical concepts concerning the properties of long waves in narrow channels, etc. in a case of a rather simply shaped, rather deep and really narrow fjord for which a relatively simple theory should be valid in pretty good approximation. Eyjafjordur, a fjord on the north coast of Iceland was selected for this purpose.

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, BAYS), SPECTRUM ANALYZERS, WATER WAVES, ICELAND, FOURIER ANALYSIS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, DISSIPATION FACTOR, FRICTION

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE