On the generation of waves by turbulent wind

@article{Phillips1957OnTG,
  title={On the generation of waves by turbulent wind},
  author={Owen M. Phillips},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  year={1957},
  volume={2},
  pages={417 - 445}
}
  • O. Phillips
  • Published 1 July 1957
  • Environmental Science, Physics
  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics
A theory is initiated for the generation of waves upon a water surface, originally at rest, by a random distribution of normal pressure associated with the onset of a turbulent wind. Corrlations between air and water motions are neglected and the water is assumed to be inviscid, so that the motion of the water, starting from rest, is irrotational. It is found that waves develop most rapidly by means of a resonance mechanism which occurs when a component of the surface pressure distribution… 

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