Accession Number:

AD0741074

Title:

Some Measurements of Surface-Wave Decay due to Underwater Turbulence.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The decay of both wind- and paddle-generated surface capillary-gravity waves passing through a zone of turbulent water was measured. The results point to a dissipative decay mechanism that is proportional to wave amplitude squared, with a proportionality constant which varies as frequency to the fifth power. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE