Wind Input, Surface Dissipation and Directional Properties in Shoaling Waves
ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE MIAMI FL DIV OF APPLIED MARINE PHYSICS
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We wish to improve our understanding of the physics and interactions which govern the spatial and temporal evolution of surface waves in finite depth water. The objectives are 1 To measure the direct wind forcing of waves as they advance into shallow water. 2 To measure the evolution of the wavenumber spectrum as the waves shoal. 3 To estimate the kinetic energy dissipation in the surface waters. 4 To determine the dependence of the energy and momentum input into shoaling waves on the wavenumber spectrum and the wind. 5 To determine the dependence of wave dissipation on the wavenumber spectrum and the rate of shoaling. 6 To determine the directional response of the wavenumber spectrum on surface current shears and variable bottom bathymetry.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography