Accession Number:

AD0733229

Title:

An Investigation of the Properties and Influence of Wave-Induced Organized Motion in the Adjacent Airflow.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

Turbulence data obtained over natural water waves were analyzed using joint probability distribution and conditional means methods. These data represented conditions when the waves were decaying and when the waves were building. In both cases, significant wave-induced fluctuations were identified in the airflow. All features of the velocity fluctuations were examined for two levels above mean water level. In the case of a decaying wave field, decelerations in the airflow can be associated with an assumed propagating pressure maximum over the crest of the wave. Other than this deceleration, the airflow appears to reflect simple streamline bending over the mobile irregular wave surface. In the case of a building wave field, velocity fluctuations appear to agree with those predicted by linear wave generating theories. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE