Wind Waves: Their Generation and Propagation on the Ocean Surface (Dover Books on Chemistry and Earth Sciences) (Paperback)

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In this classic study, a renowned student of ocean wave theory examines the data requirements and details of the power spectral analysis required to make the wave revolution intelligible. Although the discussions center on waves, once the techniques are understood, they can be applied to many other areas.
After outlining the nature of waves and wave processes and their methods of measurement and classification, the author provides a detailed exploration that relies heavily on mathematical models. Topics include perturbations of irrotational motion, energy considerations, wave generations by wind, and much more. The text is enhanced and clarified by 270 photos, figures, and tables. A helpful bibliography and indexes conclude this indispensable addition to the oceanographer's library.

About the Author


Blair Kinsman was a Professor of Physical Oceanography at the Marine Sciences Research Center at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Professor in the Department of Oceanography at Johns Hopkins University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780486646527
ISBN-10: 0486646521
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: July 17th, 2012
Pages: 676
Language: English
Series: Dover Books on Chemistry and Earth Sciences