Directional characteristics of spatially evolving young waves under steady wind

Krishanu Kumar, Santosh Kumar Singh, Lev Shemer*

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Synchronous single point measurements of the instantaneous surface elevation and of two components of the surface slope in a wind-wave tank are carried out using a high-speed camera and a laser slope gauge. The applied technique allows study of joint statistics between the temporal variation of surface elevation and the slope components at a point, as well as computation of directional wave energy spectra. It is demonstrated that while significant coherence exists between surface elevation and along-wind slope component, the coherence between crosswind slope and surface elevation is almost negligible. Evolution of the directional spectra along the test section is presented for different wind velocities and compared with results obtained in other relevant field and laboratory studies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014801
JournalPhysical Review Fluids
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2022


FundersFunder number
Israel Science Foundation508/19


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