A CRITERION FOR DETERMINING AIR-FLOW SEPARATION FROM WIND WAVES.
HYDRONAUTICS INC LAUREL MD
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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
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography