wind wave


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wind wave

[′win ‚wāv]
(oceanography)
A wave resulting from the action of wind on a water surface.
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in laboratory tanks, wind wave tunnel, mesocosm and during a long-term field study.
Activities are supported by extensive specialist facilities on the Newcastle main campus, including the UK's only operational Cavitation Tunnel as well as a unique Wind Wave Current Tank designed to simulate a range of seastates individually or simultaneously.
Green Channel applications have also been made for technologies ranging from harnessing natural sources of power, such as wind wave and solar energy, to recycling and transport.
The relevant potential transport rates are estimated numerically by means of the CERC (Coastal Engineering Research Centre) sediment transport model [10] forced by the results of multi-nested wind wave modeling [11] and in situ measured properties of vessel wakes.
NSL thermohaline characteristics will be described by night convection and wind wave mixing regime models.
Research and teaching are supported by extensive specialist facilities on the main campus, including the UK's only operational cavitation tunnel as well as a unique wind wave current tank designed to simulate these sea states individually or simultaneously.
In cases with low wind wave background, the identification of ship waves was straightforward.
The wind wave background was small on 24-29 July 2008, with wind wave heights less than 20 cm on 24 July and below 10 cm on other days (Fig.
As very high (more than 1 m above the mean sea level) water level events are rare, the wind wave impact is concentrated into a relatively narrow area in the coastal zone.
What is exciting, however, is that the wind speeds predicted during northern spring and summer approach those necessary to generate wind waves in liquid ethane and/or methane.
Topics include wind waves, currents, sediment transport, morphological processes, types of models, and procedures.