Wind Over Waves

Wind Over Waves

Forecasting and Fundamentals of Applications

1st Edition - July 1, 2003

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  • Authors: S G Sajjadi, J C R Hunt
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781898563815
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857099532

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This book addresses ocean wave processes and turbulence as they affect oceanography, meteorology, marine and coastal engineering. It will enable applied mathematicians, seafarers, and all others affected by these phenomena to predict and control wave effects on shipping safety, weather forecasting, offshore structures, sediment pollution, and ice dynamics in polar regions. The focus is on analytical and computational methods for solving equations of motion and studying non-linear aspects of waves and turbulence. Results included show how sudden gusts and winds over waves can modify the mechanisms of wave-breaking and oceanic turbulence.The book records the proceedings of the Wind Over Waves conference of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications at Churchill College, Cambridge. Co-sponsors with the IMA are the Institute of Civil Engineers and the Royal Meteorological Society.

Key Features

  • Addresses ocean wave processes and turbulence as they affect oceanography, meteorology, marine and coastal engineering
  • Focuses on analytical and computational methods for solving equations of motion and studying non-linear aspects of waves and turbulence
  • Records the proceedings of the Wind Over Waves conference of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications at Churchill College, Cambridge

Readership

Applied mathematicians, seafarers, and all others affected by these phenomena to predict and control wave effects on shipping safety, weather forecasting, offshore structures, sediment pollution, and ice dynamics in polar regions

Table of Contents

  • INI water waves conference opening remarks; Water wave theory; Logarithmic wind law validity; Accuracy of ocean winds and wind stress; Wind over waves coupling; Sea surface roughness parameterization; Direction of wind stress vector over waves; Improved parameterization for energy exchange from wind to stokes waves; Mechanisms of wind generated water waves; Wind forcing and non-linear interactions in the downshift of a gravity wave wave-number spectrum; Wind deterministic dynamics in wind wave data; Vorticity water dynamics; Langmuir circulations; Dispersive dynamics of waves in euler systems; Benjamin memorial lecture: Stability of solitary waves: Geometry symplecticity and three-dimensionality; Kinematical conservation laws for geometrical wave shapes; Standing ocean waves; Discretising Barrick’s equations.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 250
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2003
  • Published: July 1, 2003
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781898563815
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857099532

About the Authors

S G Sajjadi

Affiliations and Expertise

John C Stennis Space Centre, USA

J C R Hunt

Affiliations and Expertise

University College, London, UK

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