On energy balance in wind-driven seas

V. E. Zakharov, S. I. Badulin

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We show that in the energy balance in the wind-driven sea the process of four-wave nonlinear interaction plays the leading role. This process surpasses competing mechanisms-input energy from wind and dissipation of energy due to white capping at least in order of magnitude. This result is supported by analytical calculations and numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1440-1444
Number of pages5
JournalDoklady Earth Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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