Accession Number:

AD0781386

Title:

Energy Spectra of the Ocean Surface: III. Modulation by a Surface Current

Descriptive Note:

Semi-annual rept. Jul-Dec 1973

Corporate Author:

PHYSICAL DYNAMICS INC BERKELEY CA

Report Date:

1973-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

Several models for the analysis of the modulation of the ocean surface wave spectrum by a prescribed surface current are reviewed. Both an eigenmode description and WKB approximation are studied in two horizontal dimensions. The results are expressed as a modulation of the surface wave amplitude power spectrum.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE