Accession Number : ADA264196


Title :   Breaking Waves. IUTAM Symposium Held in Sydney, Australia on July 15-19, 1991


Corporate Author : NEW SOUTH WALES UNIV KENSINGTON (AUSTRALIA)


Personal Author(s) : Banner, M L ; Grimshaw, R H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264196.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 376


Abstract : The Symposium focused on water waves of all scales from capillary waves to ocean swell, but also considered internal waves and the filamentation of vorticity interfaces. Specific topics included were: (1) Fundamental theoretical studies; wave instabilities; routes to breaking; (2) Models of wave breaking; (3) Field observations, including statistical information; (4) Laboratory studies; (5) Shoaling waves, breaking waves on currents, breaking induced by the motion of a ship; (6) Consequences of waves breaking for oceanic studies, microwave remote sensing, role of breaking in air-sea fluxes, wind-wave prediction models; acoustics of wave breaking; bubble formation; and (7) Wave breaking in industrial applications, wave forces on structures


Descriptors :   *OCEAN WAVES , *WATER WAVES , *WIND , *CAPILLARY WAVES , *AIR WATER INTERACTIONS , SYMPOSIA , MICROWAVES , VORTICES , OCEAN MODELS , INSTABILITY , STANDING WAVES , ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES , REMOTE DETECTION , DEEP WATER , AUSTRALIA , BUBBLES , BACKSCATTERING , MOTION , STRESS ANALYSIS , SHIP MOTION


Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Fluid Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE