Effects of Currents on Waves.
Coastal engineering technical aid rept.,
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA
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This report presents ways in which a horizontal current influences surface gravity waves and their measurement. Relatively simple hand-calculation methods are described which provide a means to estimate a the wavelength modification due to a current, b whether a current can prevent waves from reaching a particular location, c the correction needed to compensate for a current when observed bottom pressure fluctuations are used to estimate wave heights, and d the range of periods if any where the effects of currents can be neglected when wave heights are estimated from bottom pressure fluctuations. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography