# Laboratory Experiments on the Effects of a Variable Current Field on the Spectral Geometry of Water Waves

@inproceedings{Rapizo2016LaboratoryEO, title={Laboratory Experiments on the Effects of a Variable Current Field on the Spectral Geometry of Water Waves}, author={Henrique Rapizo and Takuji Waseda and Alexander V. Babanin and Alessandro Toffoli}, year={2016} }

- Published 2016
DOI:10.1175/jpo-d-16-0011.1

AbstractLaboratory experiments were performed to investigate the effects of a coflowing current field on the spectral shape of water waves. The results indicate that refraction is the main factor in modulating wave height and overall wave energy. Although the structure of the current field varies considerably, some current-induced patterns in the wave spectrum are observed. In high frequencies, the energy cascading generated by nonlinear interactions is suppressed, and the development of a… CONTINUE READING

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