Accession Number:

ADA634263

Title:

Excitation, Generation and Propagation of Short Capillary Waves Interacting with Longer Waves

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

LONG-TERM GOAL. The first goal of this effort is to achieve a better understanding of the role of capillary waves in ocean surface phenomena. A second goal is to investigate the propagation of ocean waves into shallow water, as on beaches and reefs, and the generation of capillary waves from these. OBJECTIVES. Objectives of this research are to demonstrate a physical model and a practical computational model for investigating capillary wave interactions with longer waves and to apply this to applications, such as generation and spectra in both wavenumber and frequency. Further objectives are to model nonlinear waves in shallow water, including the generation of capillary waves by these.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE