# On the Formation of Water Waves by Wind

@article{JeffreysOnTF, title={On the Formation of Water Waves by Wind}, author={Harold Sir Jeffreys}, journal={Proceedings of The Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences}, volume={107}, pages={189-206} }

It is well known that in certain circumstances a type of instability may arise at the surface of separation of two fluids when there is a finite difference between the velocities on the two sides of the surface. Some disturbances of the surface, of simple harmonic type, may increase exponentially in amplitude until the customary simplifying assumption, that the terms of the second degree in the displacements from the undisturbed state can be ignored, breaks down. One would naturally expect that… Expand

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