Accession Number:

AD0770585

Title:

Wind-Induced Drift Currents.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

HYDRONAUTICS INC LAUREL MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

Systematic measurements of drift currents below, and of airflows above, the air-water interface were performed under various wind conditions. The current near but not immediate to the water surface is found to follow Karman-Prandtl logarithmic velocity distribution. The current immediate to the water surface tends to vary linearly with the depth. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE