On the growth rate of wind-generated waves

M. Donelan, M. Skafel, Hans C Graber, P. Liu, D. Schwab, S. Venkatesh

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Abstract

Using data from five towers arranged along a line from the eastern shore of Lake St Clair, the differential growth between towers is explored as a function of local wave age. It is argued that this method avoids the usual fetch-limited pitfall of inhomogeneity over long fetches and, in particular, the changes in wind speed downfetch of an abrupt roughness change. It is found that the growth rate decreases uniformly downfetch as the waves approach full development. This differential method leads to a smooth transition from rapidly growing short fetch waves to the asymptotic invariant state of full development. When the variation in wind speed after an abrupt (land to water) roughness change is taken into account, the idea of a universal fetch-limited growth curve is called into question. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAtmosphere-Ocean
Pages457-478
Number of pages22
Volume30
Edition3
StatePublished - 1992

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Donelan, M., Skafel, M., Graber, H. C., Liu, P., Schwab, D., & Venkatesh, S. (1992). On the growth rate of wind-generated waves. In Atmosphere-Ocean (3 ed., Vol. 30, pp. 457-478)

On the growth rate of wind-generated waves. / Donelan, M.; Skafel, M.; Graber, Hans C; Liu, P.; Schwab, D.; Venkatesh, S.

Atmosphere-Ocean. Vol. 30 3. ed. 1992. p. 457-478.

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Donelan, M, Skafel, M, Graber, HC, Liu, P, Schwab, D & Venkatesh, S 1992, On the growth rate of wind-generated waves. in Atmosphere-Ocean. 3 edn, vol. 30, pp. 457-478.
Donelan M, Skafel M, Graber HC, Liu P, Schwab D, Venkatesh S. On the growth rate of wind-generated waves. In Atmosphere-Ocean. 3 ed. Vol. 30. 1992. p. 457-478
Donelan, M. ; Skafel, M. ; Graber, Hans C ; Liu, P. ; Schwab, D. ; Venkatesh, S. / On the growth rate of wind-generated waves. Atmosphere-Ocean. Vol. 30 3. ed. 1992. pp. 457-478
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