Response characteristics of internal wave to wind stress in a shallow closed water body

Kunihiko Hamagami, Ken Mori, Shota Iguchi, Hirai Yasumaru

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This study was conducted in a shallow reservoir for agriculture to examine the response characteristics of the internal seiche to wind action in a closed water body. A observational results revealed that the frequency characteristics of the wave of density interface change with time corresponding to the unsteady wind action, and that the time delay of internal seiche which corresponds to the wind stress is about almost 25 minutes in Shikinawa Lake. When the Wedderburn number is between 100 to 102, the cycle of the wave in the density interface is almost same as the internal seiche. Moreovr, the value of the Wedderburn number to cause the internal vibration is about 102 in Shikinawa Lake.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-128
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Biotechnology

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