Accession Number : ADA018722

Title :   Formation, Solution and Application of a Nonlinear Miles-Phillips Spectral Component Growth Model.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C OCEANOGRAPHIC UNIT

Personal Author(s) : Bishop,Joseph M.

Report Date : 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : A wave component growth model is proposed that combines commonly accepted theories. The form of the model is a second order nonlinear differential equation in time. Solution indicates that the overshoot effect has been described. The model link this effect to the wave breaking process and the subsequent damping toward equilibrium to the nonlinear wave-wave scattering process. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ocean waves, *Wavelengths, *Wind, *Harmonic analysis, *Nonlinear differential equations, Resonance, Wave propagation, Growth(General), Spectrum analysis, Damping, Ocean models, Interactions, Oceanographic data

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE