Accession Number : ADA208482


Title :   Spectra of Surface Waves


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA JASON PROGRAM OFFICE


Personal Author(s) : Watson, K.


Report Date : 22 MAR 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 35


Abstract : This document represents notes, collected by the author over the past decade which describe surface wave spectra. There are some references that others may find useful. The first section gives some conventional definitions to provide a common notation. Generation of surface waves is discussed next. Lastly, some models that are used to describe 'equilibrium' spectra are presented. Keywords: Ocean surface; Ocean waves growth; Water waves decay; Capillary waves; Gravity waves; Wind waves.


Descriptors :   *SURFACE WAVES , *OCEAN WAVES , GROWTH(GENERAL) , CAPILLARY WAVES , EQUILIBRIUM(GENERAL) , SPECTRA , DECAY , GRAVITY WAVES , OCEAN SURFACE , WATER WAVES , WIND


Subject Categories : PHYSICAL AND DYNAMIC OCEANOGRAPHY
      FLUID MECHANICS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE