Accession Number:

AD0431670

Title:

THE FREE OSCILLATIONS OF LAKE ERIE,

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CHICAGO UNIV ILL

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Report Date:

1963-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

The longitudinal free oscillations of Lake Erie are investigated theoretically by numerical integration of the channel equations, and observationally by analysis of water-level covariance spectra. Good agreement is obtained between computed and observed periods of the first four modes, as well as between computed and observed amplitude. Particular attention is given to influence of the earths rotation and to the effect of friction. The general conclusions are that the earths rotation transforms the lowest longitudinal mode into an amphidromic wave with countererclockwise rotation of cotidal lines, but does not significantly affect the period of any mode. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE