Accession Number:

ADA110486

Title:

Effects of Currents on Waves.

Descriptive Note:

Coastal engineering technical aid rept.,

Corporate Author:

COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE