Some Necessary Comments on the History and Foundations of the Modern Methods in Wind Wave Forecasting

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Title: Some Necessary Comments on the History and Foundations of the Modern Methods in Wind Wave Forecasting
Author: Kitaigorodskii, Sergey
Date: 2013
Language: en
Belongs to series: Report series in Geophysics 72
ISBN: 978-952-10-8096-8
ISSN: 0355-8630
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/40108
Abstract: The several conclusions of similarity theory for wind driven waves are discussed together with experimental data being revisited by the author (Kitaigorodskii, 1983, 1998). First of them is so-called wind speed scaling, often being used in literature on wind waves as Kitaigorodskii scaling. It is stressed that existing data cannot be served for rejection of concept of fully developed (mature) wind waves. Second of them is the derivation of so-called law omega–4 (Kitaigorodskii, 1962, 1983) for replacement of Phillips law (Phillips, 1958). The main question related to this problem is about existence of the transition from direct cascade regime to wind wave breaking dissipation scales. It is established "a bridge" between description of wave spectra used in Kitaigorodskii (1962) and weakly nonlinear theory of waves. This was the third question discussed here.


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