Accession Number:

AD0691287

Title:

A CRITERION FOR DETERMINING AIR-FLOW SEPARATION FROM WIND WAVES.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

HYDRONAUTICS INC LAUREL MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Based on laboratory studies of wind-wave interactions, a criterion for determining air-flow separation from wind waves is proposed. The air separates from waves having a phase velocity less than the shear velocity, which characterizes the turbulent wind field. The successful application of this criterion to the analysis of oceanic data is herewith demonstrated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE