Laboratory studies of wind action on water standing in a channel
The processes of wave and current development resulting from wind action on initially standing water have been investigated in a wind-water tunnel. The mean air flow over wavy water was examined along with the variation of speed. Measurements of phase speed and length of significant waves, the standard deviation of the water surface, the average surface drift, the auto-correlation of surface displacement and the frequency spectra are reported. The experimental results indicate that (a) the air motion in the channel follows a three-dimensional pattern characteristic of wind tunnels of rectangular ...
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