WIND TIDE AND SEICHES IN THE GREAT LAKES

D. Lee Harris

Abstract


Because of the unusually high lake stages of recent years, the Weather Bureau was called on to forecast the short period variations of lake level, which were believed to be caused by wind stress and atmospheric pressure gradient. It became necessary to investigate the feasibility of such forecasts. In a review of the available literature, many papers were found which described methods of computing the free periods of oscillation for lakes when no external forces were acting. Other papers were found which described methods of computing the steady state relation between a constant atmospheric force and the lake surface when inertial forces are neglected.

Keywords


seiching; Great Lakes; theoretical development

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