Freely Decaying Weak Turbulence for Sea Surface Gravity Waves

M. Onorato, A. R. Osborne, M. Serio, D. Resio, A. Pushkarev, V. E. Zakharov, C. Brandini

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Abstract

We study the long-time evolution of deep-water ocean surface waves in order to better understand the behavior of the nonlinear interaction processes that need to be accurately predicted in numerical models of wind-generated ocean surface waves. Of particular interest are those nonlinear interactions which are predicted by weak turbulence theory to result in a wave energy spectrum of the form of [Formula presented]. We numerically implement the primitive Euler equations for surface waves and demonstrate agreement between weak turbulence theory and the numerical results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume89
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

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    Onorato, M., Osborne, A. R., Serio, M., Resio, D., Pushkarev, A., Zakharov, V. E., & Brandini, C. (2002). Freely Decaying Weak Turbulence for Sea Surface Gravity Waves. Physical review letters, 89(14). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.89.144501