Accession Number : AD0770585

Title :   Wind-Induced Drift Currents.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HYDRONAUTICS INC LAUREL MD

Personal Author(s) : Wu,Jin

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : Systematic measurements of drift currents below, and of airflows above, the air-water interface were performed under various wind conditions. The current near but not immediate to the water surface is found to follow Karman-Prandtl (logarithmic) velocity distribution. The current immediate to the water surface tends to vary linearly with the depth. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Air water interactions, *Turbidity currents, Wind, Water waves

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE