SURFACE WAVES ON ENCLOSED BODIES OF WATER

R.W. Burling

Abstract


A series of observations was made on the surface waves on a reservoir half a mile wide and one mile in length in winds between 250 and 1300 cm/sec. A slight increase in wave period, and a considerable increase in wave height were observed when the air was colder than the surface water. The data obtained are compared with previous observations made on Abbott's Lagoon in California.

Keywords


wind-generated waves; reservoir; air temperature

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