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