Wave-Related Fluctuations in the Airflow Above Natural Waves
Davidson, Kenneth L.
Frank, Allen J.
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Simultaneous observations of wave heights and velocity fluctuations at two levels above the waves are analyzed to examine properties of the wave-related fluctuations in the airflow. Results are obtained from spectral and joint probability density function, conditional mean function (JPDF-CMF) analyses. Results are examined with respect to predictions from potential flow theory and recent theoretical formulations for wind-wave coupling. Of interest are recent formulations which allow interaction between the wave-induced motion and turbulence in the airflow, the so-called "turbulence" models.
The article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/1520-0485(1973)003<0102:WRFITA>2.0.CO;2Presented at the Conference on the Interaction of the Sea and the Atmosphere, 1-3 December, 1971, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
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