A Model for Surface Wave Growth
Most theories, for example, Kelvin-Helmholtz (1968), Miles (1957) and Phillips (1957) are concerned with the instability which gives rise to the formation of surface water waves due to the action of the wind. These theories fail to predict by a substantial amount the observed growth in the surface wave elevation. The model to be considered goes to the other extreme in that we consider some effects of a high speed wind on an already existing train of surface waves.
KeywordsFree Surface Surface Wave High Speed Wind Kinematic Condition Shear Stress Distribution
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