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Wind Generated Ocean Waves : Volume 2 - I. R. Young

Wind Generated Ocean Waves

Volume 2

Hardcover Published: 6th April 1999
ISBN: 9780080433172
Number Of Pages: 287

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The goals of wind wave research are relatively well defined: to be able to predict the wind wave field and its effect on the environment. That environment could be natural (beaches, the atmosphere etc.) or imposed by human endeavour (ports, harbours, coastal settlements etc.). Although the goals are similar, the specific requirements of these various fields differ considerably.

This book attempts to summarise the current state of this knowledge and to place this understanding into a common frame work. It attempts to take a balanced approach between the pragmatic engineering view of requiring a short term result and the scientific quest for detailed understanding. Thus, it attempts to provide a rigorous description of the physical processes involved as well as practical predictive tools.

(Robert E. Jensen, Coastal & Hydraulics Laboratory) "(...)I thoroughly enjoyed reading Wind Generated Ocean Waves. As the introduction states, "this book attempts to summarize the current state of this knowledge and to place this understanding into a common framework and attempts to take a balanced approach between the pragmatic engineering view of requiring a short-term result and the scientific quest for detailed understanding." The task of writing such a work with these expectations is a difficult one; however, Young has clearly fulfilled these goals. Wind Generated Ocean Waves is outstanding and I believe it would be an excellent addition for anyone who is serious about this field of study." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Chapter headings and selected papers: Introduction
Wave Theory
Introduction
Small amplitude or linear theory
Wave transformation
Limitations of linear wave theory
Stochastic Properties of Ocean Waves
Introduction
Probability distribution of wave heights
Global distribution of wave properties
Limitations of global statistics
Physical Mechanisms of Wave Evolution
Introduction
Radiative transfer equation
Atmospheric input, S in
Nonlinear quadruplet interactions, S nl
White-cap dissipation, S ds
The spectral balance
Fetch and Duration Limited Growth
Introduction
Similarity theory and dimensionless scaling
Growth curves for energy and peak frequency
One-dimensional spectrum
Directional spreading
Non-Stationary Wind Fields
Introduction
The interaction of swell and wind sea
Rapid change in wind speed
Rapid change in wind direction
Hurricane wind and wave fields
Finite Depth Effects
Introduction
Physical processes
Finite depth growth curves
Finite depth one-dimensional spectra
Finite depth directional spreading
Numerical Modelling of Waves
Introduction
Phase resolving models
Phase averaging models
Source term representation
Computational aspects
The WAM model
Data assimilation
Ocean Wave Measurement
Introduction
In situ
methods
Data analysis
Remote sensing techniques
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ISBN: 9780080433172
ISBN-10: 0080433170
Series: Elsevier Ocean Engineering : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 287
Published: 6th April 1999
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.75