What a Sudden Downpour Reveals About Wind Wave Generation

Luigi Cavaleri, Tom Baldock, Luciana Bertotti, Sabique Langodan, Mohammad Olfateh, Paolo Pezzutto

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    We use our previous numerical and measuring experience and the evidence from a rather unique episode at sea to summarise our doubts on the present physical approach in wave modelling. The evidence strongly suggests that generation by wind and dissipation by white-capping have a different physics than presently considered. Most of all they should be viewed as part of a single physical process.
    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)70-80
    Number of pages11
    JournalProcedia IUTAM
    StatePublished - Apr 12 2018

    Bibliographical note

    KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
    Acknowledgements: The rain experience fell on a fertile, although doubtful, ground derived from our previous experience. While we take full responsibility of what we state and suggest, we acknowledge the long discussions with many of our colleagues of the wave and atmosphere modelling community. Luigi Cavaleri, Luciana Bertotti and Paolo Pezzutto have been partly supported by the EU contract 730030 call H2020-EO-2016 ‘CEASELESS’.


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