Accession Number:

ADA224065

Title:

Research in Nonlinear Water Waves

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly letter progress rept. 1 Apr-30 Jun 1990,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA DEPT OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-07-02

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

Work has progressed in two areas. First, the study of finite amplitude waves and wave instabilities in the presence of a thin wind drift layer has continued. With regard to finite amplitude waves, the formulation of the problem in terms of integral equations for the surface shape, which will allow steep or even overhanging waves to be calculated, has been completed. The remaining task is to settle the counting issue, i.e. ensure that the number of waves is equal to the number of unknowns, which is proving to be a difficult and tricky problem, and then we should be able to start calculating wave shapes. cp

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE