Energy Spectra of the Ocean Surface: II. Interaction with Surface Current
Semi-annual technical rept.
PHYSICAL DYNAMICS INC BERKELEY CA
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The linear interaction equations between surface gravity waves and a surface current is reviewed. These equations are cast in the form of coupled eigenmode equations which are first order in time and can be solved numerically. The solutions to these coupled equations provide one with a view as to how a specified spectrum of surface waves is modified by a surface current. This analysis extends that in RADC-TR-73-74 PD-72-030. It is found that the interaction regimes of tank experiments and ocean experiments can be quite different so that information obtained from the former does not necessarily provide information about the latter.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography