Accession Number : AD0783944

Title :   Magnetic Variations Caused by Wind Waves.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Bergin,John M.

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Due to the high sensitivity of the newer magnetometers, magnetic variations induced by sea waves have become important. Statistical properties of the magnetic variations induced by an arbitrary directional spectrum of wind waves are investigated. Detailed numerical results for the case of the fully developed Neumann directional spectrum are presented in order to convey some idea of the magnitude and nature of magnetic variations in different geographic locations under various wind conditions.

Descriptors :   *Magnetic disturbances, *Geomagnetism, *Ocean waves, Magnetic fields, Magnetometry, Wind, Stochastic processes, Deep oceans, Air water interactions, Wind direction, Gaussian noise

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Geomagnetism
      Magnetic & Electric Fld Detection & Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE