Equilibrium range cascades of wind-generated waves

William Perrie, Vladimir Zakharov

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It was established theoretically by Zakharov and Filonenko (1966) that the direct cascade region of the equilibrium range of the spectrum should follow an f-4 variation. This has since been verified from experimental data, by Toba (1973), Donelan et al (1985) and others. In this study we present a numerical verification of this f-4 variation, assuming physically realistic parameterizations for nonlinear wave-wave interactions, Snl, for energy input to waves by the wind, Sin and removed by wave - breaking dissipation, Sds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-371
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Mechanics, B/Fluids
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 IUTAM Symposium on Three-Dimensional Aspects of Air-Sea Interaction - Nice, Italy
Duration: May 17 1998May 21 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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