Accession Number : ADA128551
Title : Interaction of Waves and Currents.
Descriptive Note : Miscellaneous rept.,
Corporate Author : BRISTOL UNIV (ENGLAND)
Personal Author(s) : Peregrine,D Howell ; Jonsson,Ivar G
Report Date : Mar 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 91
Abstract : This report presents an overview of wave-current interacion, including comprehensive review of references to significant U.S. and foreign literature available through December 1981. Specific topics under review are the effects of horizontally and vertically varying currents on waves, wave refraction by currents, dissipation and turbulence, small- and medium-scale currents, caustics and focusing, and wave breaking. The results of the review are then examined for engineering applications. The most appropriate general-purpose computer program to include wave-current interaction is the Dutch Rijkswaterstaat program CREDIZ, which is based on a parabolic wave equation. Further applications include wave and current forces on structures and possibly sediment transport. The report concludes with a brief state-of-the-art review of wave-current interaction and a list of topics needing further research and development.
Descriptors : *OCEAN WAVES , *OCEAN CURRENTS , INTERACTIONS , BIBLIOGRAPHIES , DISSIPATION , TURBULENCE , FOCUSING , REFRACTION , CIVIL ENGINEERING
Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE