, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 205–216 | Cite as

On wind wave kinematics

  • Paolo Boccotti


Longuet-Higgins' theory of sea waves[1] is analyzed (up to the second order) for studying some kinematic properties of wind waves. For this purpose the space-time correlation is used. It is linearly dependent on a gravity wave field, reflecting the essential features of the actual field.


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La teoria delle onde di mare di Longuet-Higgins[1] viene analizzata (fino al secondo ordine) per studiare alcune proprietà cinematiche delle onde generate dal vento. Per questo scopo si usa la correlazione spazio-temporale. Essa è direttamente proporzionale ad un campo di onde gravitazionali che rispecchia le proprietà essenziali del campo attuale.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Boccotti
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  1. 1.Istituto di IdraulicaUniversità degli Studi di GenovaItaly

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