Accession Number : AD0776314

Title :   Numerical Prediction of the Mean Wind Over Water Waves.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Dunning,Kenneth G.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : Stauffer (1973) developed a theoretical model for the prediction of the air flow above ocean waves. In this study his results were extended with the addition of buoyancy effects and two different lower boundary conditions. The numerical solutions show general agreement with the observational analyses of wave modified wind profiles by Davidson (1974). However, these comparisons are not conclusive because of the sensitivity in the lower boundary conditons. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Wind, *Air water interactions, *Ocean waves, Weather forecasting, Mathematical models, Numerical analysis, Boundary layer, Wind velocity, Buoyancy, Theses

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE