Fetch limited wave growth observed during ARSLOE.

J. R. Rottier, C. Linwood Vincent

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Wave data collected during the joint ARSLOE experiment, at the Coastal Engineering Center, N.C., U.S.A. at distances 3, 6, 12, and 34 km offshore are used to examine the growth of wind generated waves with fetch. Outlines procedures in select fetch limited cases scale by friction velocity of air and eliminate swell components. Non-dimensional energy and peak frequency are calculated and related to non-dimensional fetch for a variety of wind speed and atmospheric stability cases. Relations between the three parameters are compared to other published relationships shows that the energy/fetch relationship fell within a JONSWAP envelope. (C.J.U.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
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StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography


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