The Ocean Surface: Wave Breaking, Turbulent Mixing and Radio Probing by Y. TobaThe Ocean Surface: Wave Breaking, Turbulent Mixing and Radio Probing by Y. Toba

The Ocean Surface: Wave Breaking, Turbulent Mixing and Radio Probing

EditorY. Toba, H. Mitsuyasu

Hardcover | June 30, 1985

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Title:The Ocean Surface: Wave Breaking, Turbulent Mixing and Radio ProbingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:599 pagesPublished:June 30, 1985Publisher:Springer Netherlands

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ISBN - 10:9027720215

ISBN - 13:9789027720214

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Table of Contents

Nonlinear wave dynamics.- A New Way to Calculate Steep Gravity Waves.- Nonlinear Water Wave Theory Via Pressure Formulation.- Particle Trajectories in Nonlinear Capillary Waves.- Wave Breaking and Nonlinear Instability Coupling.- Stability of a Random Inhomogeneous Field of Weakly Nonlinear Surface Gravity Waves with Application to the JONSWAP Study.- Initial Instability and Long-Time Evolution of Stokes Waves.- On Non-Linear Water Wave Groups and the Induced Mean Flow.- Numerical and Experimental Analysis of Nonlinear Deformation of Ocean Waves on 2-D and 3-D Sandbars.- Wave generation.- On the Growth of Gravity-Capillary Waves by Wind.- Nonlinear Waves in a Developing Process.- The Effect of Short Waves on the Transfer of Wind Momentum to Long Water Waves.- Measurements of Atmospheric Pressure over Surface Gravity Waves during KonTur.- Atmospheric Stability Effects on the Growth of Surface Gravity Waves.- New Aspects of the Turbulent Boundary Layer over Wind Waves.- Wave dynamics, wave statistics and wave modeling.- Spectral Characteristics of Breaking Waves.- The Fully Developed Wind-Sea Spectrum as a Solution of the Energy Balance Equation.- The Kinematics of Short Wave Modulation by Long Waves.- The Effect of Surface Contamination on the Drift Velocity of Water Waves.- Mathematical Modeling of Breaking Wave Statistics.- Numerical Modeling of Current-Wave Interaction.- Measurement and Analysis of Surface Waves in A Strong Current.- In Search of Universal Parametric Correlations for Wind Waves.- Sea-State Cycles.- Wave models.- On the Effect of Bottom Friction on Wind Sea.- A Parametric Wind Wave Model for Arbitrary Water Depths.- Shallow Water Intercomparison of Wave Models - Part I Three Different Concepts to Model Surface Waves in Finite Water Depth.- Shallow Water Intercomparison of Wave Models - Part II Results of Three Different Wave Models for Idealized Wind and Depth Situations.- Shallow Water Intercomparison of Wave Models - Part III.- A Coupled Discrete Wave Model MRI-II.- The TOHOKU-II Wave Model.- Wave dynamics and microwave probing.- Microwave Sensing of the Ocean Surface.- On the Hydrodynamics of Small-Scale Breaking Waves and Their Microwave Reflectivity Properties.- The Nature of Microwave Backscattering from Water Waves.- The Wave Field Dynamics Inferred from HF Radar Sea-Echo.- Doppler Spectra of Microwave Radar Echo Returned from Calm and Rough Sea Surfaces.- Measurements of Directional Sea Wave Spectra Using a Two-Frequency Microwave Scatterometer.- Measurements of Ocean Wave Spectra and Modulation Transfer Function with the Airborne Two Frequency Scatterometer.- Radar, SAR, SLAR, scatterometry.- An Algorithm of Microwave Backscattering from a Perturbed Sea Surface.- The Dependence of the Microwave Radar Cross Section on the Air-Sea Interaction and the Wave Slope.- Preliminary Results of Dual Polarized Radar Sea Scatter.- SLAR and In-Situ Observations of Wave-Current Interaction on the Columbia River Bar.- On the Effects of Ocean Surface Roughness on Emissivity and Reflectivity of Microwave Radiation.- Experimental Results of Sea-Surface Scattering by Airborne Microwave Scatterometer/Radiometer.- Radio Probing of Ocean Surface by Observing Multipath Fading Signal.- Scatterometry and altimetry case studies.- Effect of Wave-Current Interaction on the Determination of Volume Scattering Function of Microwave at Sea Surface.- Surface Ocean Circulation and Variability Determined from Satellite Altimetry.- Application of the Seasat Altimeter Data for Estimations of Sea Surface Height and Ocean Tide in the Northwest Pacific Ocean.- Remote sensor development.- MIROS - A Microwave Remote Sensor for the Ocean Surface.- The Design of Spaceborne Microwave Scatterometer.- On-Board Processing of Microwave Altimeter.- Simulation of Wind-Vector Estimation - Design Evaluation of Microwave Scatterometer -.- Drift current, wave breaking and turbulence.- Wind Waves and Wind-Generated Turbulence in the Water.- The Vertical Structure of Turbulence Beneath Gently Breaking Wind Waves.- Wind-Induced Water Turbulence.- The Structure of the Boundary Layer under Wind Waves.- Wave Breaking, Turbulence and Mixing.- Experimental Study on Turbulence Structures under Spilling Breakers.- Experimental Study on Wind Driven Current in a Wind-Wave Tank.- Observed Statistics of Breaking Ocean Waves.- Turbulence and Langmuir cells in the upper ocean.- Turbulence Below Wind Waves.- Reynolds Stresses.- Effects of the Rotation on the Entrainment by Grid-Generated Turbulence in Stratified Fluids.- Dynamics of Langmuir Circulations in a Stratified Ocean.- The Interaction of Crossed Waves and Wind-Induced Currents in a Laboratory Tank.- Numerical Modelling of Langmuir Circulation and Its Application.- Some Dynamic Features of Langmuir Circulation.- Mixed layer models for climate study.- Mixed Layer and Ekman Current Response to Solar Heating.- An Oceanic Mixed Layer Model Suitable for Climatological Studies Results over Several Years of Simulation.- Response of the Upper Ocean to Atmospheric Forcing.- Estimation of Solar Radiation at Sea.- Critical Examination of Various Estimation Methods of Long-Term Mean Air-Sea Heat and Momentum Transfer.- Mixed-Layer Growth in Stratified Fluids.- The Use and Testing of a Model for Upper Ocean Dynamics.- Vertical Mixing on the Bering Sea Shelf.- Surface Mixed Layer Observation Using a Meteo-Oceanographic Spar Buoy, XTGP and SEMVP System.- Detailed Structure of the Surface Layer in the Frontal Zone between the Kuroshio and Oyashio Water.- Horizontal Processes Involved in the Formation of Sea Surface Temperature Near a Western Boundary Current.

Editorial Reviews

`...adequate and up-to-date view of the ocean remote sensing problem as a whole. Deep insight into the hydrodynamics aspects of the problem makes this book unique among other recent books on this and related subjects.'
Dynamics of Atmospheres & Oceans