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The form of the asymptotic depth-limited wind-wave frequency spectrum

Young, Ian; Babanin, Alexander V


This paper presents a comprehensive set of field experiments investigating the form of the asymptotic, depth-limited wind wave frequency spectrum. Such a spectrum represents the upper limit to growth from active wind forcing in finite depth conditions. The data clearly define asymptotic limits for the nondimensional energy and nondimensional wave number as functions of nondimensional water depth. In contrast to deep water spectra, the asymptotic depth-limited form has a harmonic at a frequency...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Geophysical Research
DOI: 10.1029/2005JC003398


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