Accession Number:

AD0737189

Title:

Nonlinear Energy Transfer in Gravity-Capillary Wave Spectra.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-12-30

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The energy flux in gravity-capillary wave spectra has been obtained using Hasselmann 1962 perturbation analysis for a homogeneous Gaussian sea. Viscous dissipation has not been included in order to simplify the analysis. As expected the exchange of energy is a second order effect, energy is transferred from two active wave components to a third passive component. The energy transfer satisfies the requirements of conservation of energy and conservation of momentum. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE