Effects of Wind-Induced Drift Currents on the Propagation of Surface Waves
HYDRONAUTICS INC LAUREL MD
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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.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography