Accession Number:

ADA083426

Title:

Proposed Model for the Elevation Spectrum of a Wind-Roughened Sea Surface

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

A new model for the elevation spectrum of wind-generated ocean waves has been developed. The proposed model is a modification of the Pierson model spectrum. An error in the Pierson model has been corrected, the lower bound of the Mitsuyasu-Honda spectral range has been increased, and the Leykin-Rosenberg spectral range has been eliminated. The result of these modifications is a simpler model that still compares favorably with existing data.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE