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Breaking waves : IUTAM symposium, Sydney, Australia, 1991

Author: M L Banner; R Grimshaw; International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1992.
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A selection of conference papers which explored the field of water wave breaking from capillary to ocean swells. The symposium included discussion of fundamental theoretical studies, wave breaking  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Breaking waves.
Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1992
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M L Banner; R Grimshaw; International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.
ISBN: 3540559442 9783540559443 0387559442 9780387559445
OCLC Number: 26401468
Notes: At head of title: International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.
Papers from the Symposium on Breaking Waves, held at the University of New South Wales, July 15-19, 1991.
Description: xiv, 387 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Keynote Lectures.- The Physical Consequences of Wave Breaking in Deep Water.- Capillary Rollers and Bores.- Mechanisms of Water-Wave Breaking.- Surf Zone Dynamics.- Inverse and Direct Cascade in the Wind-Driven Surface Wave Turbulence and Wave-Breaking.- 2. Experiments and Observations.- Observations of the Enhancement of Kinetic Energy Dissipation Beneath Breaking Wind Waves.- Microwave Backscattering from Laboratory Wind-Wave Surfaces and its Relation to Wave Breaking with Bubble Entrainment.- Acoustical Measurement of Breaking Surface Waves.- Dependence of Wave-Breaking Statistics on Wind Stress and Wave Development.- Effect of Breaking Waves on the Transport of Heat and Vapor Fluxes from the Oceans.- Sound Production and Air Entrainment by Breaking Waves: A Review of Recent Laboratory Experiments.- Wave Breaking in the Presence of Wind Drift and Opposed Swell.- The Sideband Instability and the Onset of Wave Breaking.- Breaking Wave Statistics Obtained During 'Swade'.- Strong Coupling of Wind and Wind Waves.- 3. Theoretical and Numerical Results.- Possible Mechanisms for Wave Breaking.- The Influence of Wave-Breaking Bubbles on Low-Frequency Underwater Ambient Noise Formation.- Do Stokes' Double Series Converge for Large Amplitude Waves?.- Consequences of the Effect of Surface Gravity Waves on the Mean Air Flow.- The Dissipation Subrange of Wind Wave Spectra.- A Model for the Response of Wave Directions to Changing Wind Directions for Random Breaking Waves.- Mechanisms of Water Wave Transformation in Shear Currents.- Nonlinear Acoustic Phenomena in Subsurface Bubble Layers and its Usage for Bubble Measurements.- Unsteady Free Surface Waves.- The Role of Modulational Instability in the Formation of Wave Groups.- Action of Windstress and Breaking on the Evolution of a Wavetrain.- A Mechanism for Wave Deformation and Breaking Intermediated by Resonant Side-Bands.- Vorticity Generation at a Fluid Interface.- Numerical Experiments on the Evolution of Fetch Limited Waves.- Theoretical Study of Breaking Wave Spectrum and its Application.- 4. Shoaling and Impacting on Structures.- Instability of Surface Water-Wave Solitons Propagating Over an Uneven Bottom.- Violent Motion as Near-Breaking Waves Meet a Vertical Wall.- Shear Stress Distribution in the Surf Zone.- Random Wave Forces on a Vertical Cylinder in the Free Surface Zone at High Reynolds Numbers.- Prediction of Deterministic and Random Force on Structures by Plunging Breaking Waves.- Inclusion of Wave-Breaking Mechanism in a Modified Mild-Slope Model.- Imaging of the Ocean Surf Zone using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar.- Wave-Breaking due to Moving Submerged Obstacles.- Can Shallow-Water Theory Describe Breaking?.- Breaking Criteria of a Solitary Wave Passing Over a Submerged Obstacle.- 5. Wave Breaking in other Contexts.- Processes Leading to Filamentation of a Potential Vorticity Interface over a Topographic Slope.- Observations of Shock and Undular Bore Formation in Internal Waves at a Shelf Break.- Internal Waves and Turbulence on a Gravity Current Under Ice.- Extreme Standing Waves and Their Stability.
Responsibility: M.L. Banner, R.H.J. Grimshaw (eds.).


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