Equilibrium range spectra of wind waves on currents

Kyung Doug Suh, Sang Ho Oh, Sidney W. Thurston, Noriaki Hashimoto

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Abstract

It is well known that water waves tend to be higher or lower as they propagate onto an opposing or following current, respectively. This is also true for wind waves generated on currents. In the equilibrium range of wind waves, however, the spectral densities of the waves generated on a following or opposing current are larger and smaller, respectively, than those for the waves generated on quiescent water. To see this, a series of laboratory experiments was carried out in a wind-wave and current flume for various conditions of water depth, current and wind. The experimental results qualitatively confirm the theoretical equations proposed by Gadzhiyev et al. in 1978 and Suh et al. in 1994 with the former performing marginally better for following currents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoastal Engineering 2000 - Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2000
Pages241-254
Number of pages14
Volume276
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventCoastal Engineering 2000 - 27th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2000 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: Jul 16 2000Jul 21 2000

Other

OtherCoastal Engineering 2000 - 27th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2000
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period7/16/007/21/00

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering

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    Suh, K. D., Oh, S. H., Thurston, S. W., & Hashimoto, N. (2000). Equilibrium range spectra of wind waves on currents. In Coastal Engineering 2000 - Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2000 (Vol. 276, pp. 241-254)