Accession Number:

AD0770145

Title:

Effects of Wind-Induced Drift Currents on the Propagation of Surface Waves

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

HYDRONAUTICS INC LAUREL MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Phase velocities were measured of dominant waves generated by wind and of simple progressive waves, generated mechanically, under wind. The results indicate that the wind-induced drift current has a significant effect on the phase velocity of short gravity waves. The effect varies inversely with wavelength and directly with fetch.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE