Wind-over-Wave Couplings: Perspectives and Prospects

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One of the most familiar phenomena on the planet, water waves remain an elusive question for science. The way in which wind blows over water and causes waves is a very active area of research for applied mathematicians, as well as for oceanographers and engineers. The basic mechanisms are still a matter of controversy, although the use of modern techniques of asymptotic and non-linear analysis and large-scale computation, as well as experimental structures, are beginning to reveal the underlying mechanics. These studies are resulting in increasingly powerful methods of forecasting waves and of gauging and controlling their effects on such things as sediment, pollution, and offshore structures. This volume covers the wide range of current research on the relationship between wind and waves and includes contributions from many of the leading authorities in the field.

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"Mathematicians, engineers, and natural scientists . . . present 32 papers. They pivot on the general themes of how the turbulent wind blows over waves and leads to their growth, the non-linear dynamics of water waves, turbulence on the surface of water and waves and its effects on surface processes, and the consequences of particles being ejected from waves and other surfaces. The topics include the stimulation of non-linear surface waves by wind, longitudinal vortices in wavy boundary layers, representing structure in the atmospheric surface layer over open ocean waves in terms of phase averages, reminiscences of the early days of the spectrum of ocean waves, the surface modulation of internal waves and their properties in response to the wind field at the shelf break, the microphysics of scalar transfer at air-water interfaces, and a simplified model for spatio-temporal distributions of ocean spray droplets."—SciTech Book News
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Mathematicians, engineers, and natural scientists from disciplines ranging from oceanography and meteorology to architecture and astrophysics present 32 papers. They pivot on the general themes of how the turbulent wind blows over waves and leads to their growth, the non-linear dynamics of water waves, turbulence on the surface of water and waves and its effects on surface processes, and the consequences of particles being ejected from waves and other surfaces. The topics include the stimulation of non-linear surface waves by wind, longitudinal vortices in wavy boundary layers, representing structure in the atmospheric surface layer over open ocean waves in terms of phase averages, reminiscences of the early days of the spectrum of ocean waves, the surface modulation of internal waves and their properties in response to the wind field at the shelf break, the microphysics of scalar transfer at air-water interfaces, and a simplified model for spatio-temporal distributions of ocean spray droplets. No index is provided. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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University of Salford

Aston University

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Table of Contents

The Quasi-Laminar Model for Wind-to-Wave Energy Transfer
On the Stimulation of Non-Linear Surface Waves by Wind
Turbulent Flow over Growing Waves
Airflow over Wavy Surfaces: Anomalies, A Conjecture and some Results
Longitudinal Vortices in Wavy Boundary Layers
Homogeneous Turbulence Approaching a Wavy Surface
Computations of Flow over Model Hill Forms using Advances Second-Moment Closure Turbulence Models
Coupling of Waves with the Atmosphere
Some Aspects of Wind-Wave Coupling at High Winds: an Experimental Study
Wind and Turbulence Profiles in the Surface Layer Over Ocean Waves
Structure in the Atmospheric Surface Layer over Open Ocean Waves: Representation in Terms of Phase Averages
Does the Wind Stress Depend on the Sea State
Wind Generated Waves on Fabric Structures
Reminiscences of the Early Days of the Spectrum of Ocean Waves
Benjamin Memorial Lecture: Side-Band, Benjamin-Feir and Eckhaus Instabilities
Solitary Waves on Deep Water
Mutual Transformation of Waves in Smooth Shear Flows
Flow of Air Over Sharp Crested Water Waves
Wind-Induced Growth and Attenuation of Laboratory Waves
Application of System Identification Techniques in Wind Wave Modelling
Observational Studies of the Surface Velocity Phase
The Surface Modulation of Internal Waves and their Properties in Response to the Wind Field at the Shelf Break
Sea Surface Slicks - Surface Chemistry and Hydrodynamics in Radar Remote Sensing
Effects of Waves in both the Surface and Bottom Boundary Layers
Drift Current under the Action of Wind and Waves
Microphysics of Scalar Transfer at Air-Water Interfaces
Turbulence Structure and Mass Transfer at a Wind-Driven Air-Water Interface
An Attempt to Simulate the Effect of Wave Breaking on Momentum - and Mass-Transfer by Imposing Intermittent Near-Interface Transport Properties.
Strong Turbulence at a Free Surface
Turbulence Modelling Near Interfaces: The Case for TCL Closures
Effect of Particle Inertia on the Diffusion of Small Particles in Turbulent Wall Boundary Layers
A Simplified Model for Spatio-Temporal Distributions of Ocean Spray Droplets

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