Doppler Frequency Shift in Ocean Wave Measurements: Frequency Downshift of a Fixed Spectral Wave Number Component by Advection of Wave Orbital Velocity
Journal article (refereed)
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEANOGRAPHY DIV
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Because the Jacobian connecting wave number to frequency conversion is nonlinear, in the presence of background waves even without a mean current a wave number spectral component does not appear at he expected intrinsic frequency in the frequency spectrum measured by a stationary probe. The advection of the wave number component by the orbital current of background waves produces a net downshift in the encounter frequency. Comparison with laboratory measurements shows that the effect is important in low-wind conditions. As wind speed increases, the frequency downshift due to orbital advection becomes less recognizable.
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography