Accession Number:

AD0754113

Title:

Spectral Development of Wind-Generated Water Waves in a Laboratory Facility,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

Research was conducted to investigate the growth of wind-generated waves on a laboratory scale. Water surface fluctuations were recorded for spectral and statistical analysis at eleven fetches and for three different wind speeds. The growth rates of individual components of the wave spectrum were examined to determine their possible functional relationship to fetch. Three distinct stages of spectral component development were observed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE