The Interaction of Ocean Waves and Wind

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The Interaction of Ocean Waves and Wind Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Cambridge University Press Pages: 312 Illustrations and other contents: Worked examples or Exercises Language: English ISBN: 9780521121040 Category:

This book was published in 2004. The Interaction of Ocean Waves and Wind describes in detail the two-way interaction between wind and ocean waves and shows how ocean waves affect weather forecasting on timescales of 5 to 90 days. Winds generate ocean waves, but at the same time airflow is modified due to the loss of energy and momentum to the waves; thus, momentum loss from the atmosphere to the ocean depends on the state of the waves. This volume discusses ocean wave evolution according to the energy balance equation. An extensive overview of nonlinear transfer is given, and as a by-product the role of four-wave interactions in the generation of extreme events, such as freak waves, is discussed. Effects on ocean circulation are described. Coupled ocean-wave, atmosphere modelling gives improved weather and wave forecasts. This volume will interest ocean wave modellers, physicists and applied mathematicians, and engineers interested in shipping and coastal protection.

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Review of the hardback: '... the book succeeds in providing simple descriptions of not-so-simple processes, and practical applications that will be useful to wave modellers, meteorologists and oceanographers who work with air-sea interactions.' EOS "The Interaction of Ocean Waves and Wind is true to its title providing a thorough account of what happens at and above the sea surface...the book succeeds in providing simple descriptions of not-so-simple processes, and practical applications." Service Hydrographique et Oceanographie de la Marine, Fabrice Ardhuin "The result is a comprehensive treatment of the central topic, the two-way interaction between wind and waves. The book will be of great interest and benefit to ocean wave modelers and researchers, who are recommended to acquire a copy." Peter Lynch, University College Dublin, Siam Review