Wind Generated Ocean Waves

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Wind Generated Ocean Waves

By Young, I.R.

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The goals of wind wave research are relatively well defined: to be able to predict the wind wave field and its effect on the environment. That environment could be natural (beaches, the atmosphere etc.) or imposed by human endeavour (ports, harbours, coastal settlements etc.). Although the goals are similar, the specific requirements of these various fields differ considerably.

This book attempts to summarise the current state of this knowledge and to place this understanding into a common frame work. It attempts to take a balanced approach between the pragmatic engineering view of requiring a short term result and the scientific quest for detailed understanding. Thus, it attempts to provide a rigorous description of the physical processes involved as well as practical predictive tools.

Subject: General Interests & Hobbies -> Nature -> Nature

Wind Generated Ocean Waves
Publisher: Elsevier S & T 03/1999
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Language: English
Length: 287 pages

ISBN 10: 0080433170
ISBN 13: 9780080433172
Print ISBN: 9780080433172

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