Accession Number:

AD0269370

Title:

OBSERVATIONS ON VERTICAL MIXING IN A CLOSED WIND WAVE SYSTEM

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CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING LAB

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Report Date:

1962-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The results of this investigation indicated that vertical mixing was a result of both the windinduced drift current and the turbulent wave motion. The dispersion patterns at various stations downwind of the source could be approximated by one-half of a normal error curve and the thickness of a mixing layer defined in terms of a standard deviation. For each wind speed and water depth, the standard deviation was independent of distance from the source. Although the relative magnitude of the vertical transport due to wave action was unknown, the thickness of this mixing layer seemed to be controlled by the waves rather than by water depth. A possible explanation for the mixing effect of the waves is discussed. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE