THE ONE-DIMENSIONAL WAVE SPECTRA AT LIMITED FETCH

Hisashi Mitsuyasu

Abstract


The data for the spectra of wind-generated waves measured in a laboratory tank and in a bay are analyzed using the similarity theory of Kitaigorodski, and the one-dimensional spectra of fetch-limited wind waves are determined from the data. The combined field and laboratory data cover such a wide range of dimensionless fetch F (= gF/u2 ) as F : 102 ~ 10 . The fetch relations for the growthes of spectral peak frequency u)m and of total energy E of the spectrum are derived from the proposed spectra, which are consistent with those derived directly from the measured spectra.

Keywords


fetch; limited fetch; one dimensional wave spectra; wave spectra

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