Accession Number:

AD0781385

Title:

A Transport Equation Description of Non-Linear Ocean Surface Wave Interactions

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

PHYSICAL DYNAMICS INC BERKELEY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

The evolution of the power spectrum of surface gravity waves is described by means of a transport equation. The effects of a slowly varying, prescribed ocean current and nonlinear wave-wave interactions are included. A definition due to Wigner of a localized power spectrum is used to derive the transport equation from the dynamical equations describing surface wave motion.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE