Wind-Over-Wave Couplings: Perspectives and Prospects

Hardcover | April 1, 1999

EditorS. G. Sajjadi, N. H. Thomas, J. C. R. Hunt

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The way in which wind blows over water and causes waves to be generated is still a very active area of research for applied mathematicians, as well as for oceanographers and engineers. The basic mechanisms are still a matter of controversy, although the use of modern techniques of asymptoticand non-linear analysis and large-scale computation, as well as experimental structures, have begun to demonstrate which are the dominant mechanisms in different types of wind-wave regimes. These studies result in practical methods of forecasting waves and their effects on sediment, pollution,offshore structures, etc., and even lead to methods of controlling them. These are the themes covered by the papers in this book, written by many of the leading authorities in the field.

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The way in which wind blows over water and causes waves to be generated is still a very active area of research for applied mathematicians, as well as for oceanographers and engineers. The basic mechanisms are still a matter of controversy, although the use of modern techniques of asymptoticand non-linear analysis and large-scale comp...

S. G. Sajjadi is at University of Salford. N. H. Thomas is at University of Birmingham.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:April 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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The Quasi-Laminar Model for Wind-to-Wave Energy TransferOn the Stimulation of Non-Linear Surface Waves by WindTurbulent Flow over Growing WavesAirflow over Wavy Surfaces: Anomalies, A Conjecture and some ResultsLongitudinal Vortices in Wavy Boundary LayersHomogeneous Turbulence Approaching a Wavy SurfaceComputations of Flow over Model Hill Forms using Advances Second-Moment Closure Turbulence ModelsCoupling of Waves with the AtmosphereSome Aspects of Wind-Wave Coupling at High Winds: an Experimental StudyWind and Turbulence Profiles in the Surface Layer Over Ocean WavesStructure in the Atmospheric Surface Layer over Open Ocean Waves: Representation in Terms of Phase AveragesDoes the Wind Stress Depend on the Sea StateWind Generated Waves on Fabric StructuresReminiscences of the Early Days of the Spectrum of Ocean WavesBenjamin Memorial Lecture: Side-Band, Benjamin-Feir and Eckhaus InstabilitiesSolitary Waves on Deep WaterMutual Transformation of Waves in Smooth Shear FlowsFlow of Air Over Sharp Crested Water WavesWind-Induced Growth and Attenuation of Laboratory WavesApplication of System Identification Techniques in Wind Wave ModellingObservational Studies of the Surface Velocity PhaseThe Surface Modulation of Internal Waves and their Properties in Response to the Wind Field at the Shelf BreakSea Surface Slicks - Surface Chemistry and Hydrodynamics in Radar Remote SensingEffects of Waves in both the Surface and Bottom Boundary LayersDrift Current under the Action of Wind and WavesMicrophysics of Scalar Transfer at Air-Water InterfacesTurbulence Structure and Mass Transfer at a Wind-Driven Air-Water InterfaceAn Attempt to Simulate the Effect of Wave Breaking on Momentum - and Mass-Transfer by Imposing Intermittent Near-Interface Transport Properties.Strong Turbulence at a Free SurfaceTurbulence Modelling Near Interfaces: The Case for TCL ClosuresEffect of Particle Inertia on the Diffusion of Small Particles in Turbulent Wall Boundary LayersA Simplified Model for Spatio-Temporal Distributions of Ocean Spray Droplets