Accession Number:

AD0631014

Title:

ON THE CALCULATION OF WIND WAVE ELEMENTS IN THE CASE OF A VARIABLE WIND,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-03-29

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

In computing the elements of wind waves for variable winds it is assumed that the wind energy transmitted by a wave surface on a sea is proportional to the square of the wind velocity. A part of the energy maintains wind waves and their development, another part is dissipated because of viscosity and turbulent motion. The computation of energy dispersion is determined by means of a formula of the semi-empirical theory of turbulence. From the intensity of dissipated energy and the expression for wind energy transmitted by the wave surface the energy balance equation is formulated and solved. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE