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By Sir George Deacon, William Rainey, Herbert Rabin (auth.), O. M. Phillips, Klaus Hasselmann (eds.)

In 1960, Dr. George Deacon ofthe nationwide Institute ofOceanography in England geared up a gathering in Easton, Maryland that summarized the kingdom of our figuring out at the moment of ocean wave data and dynamics. It was once a pivotal celebration: spectral ideas for wave dimension have been commencing to be used, wave-wave interactions hadjust been chanced on, and easy types for the expansion of waves by way of wind have been being constructed. The assembly laid the basis for a lot paintings that used to be to persist with, yet you'll be able to infrequently have imagined the level to which new recommendations of size, really via distant sensing, new equipment of calculation and computation, and new theoretical and laboratory effects may, within the following 20 years, construct in this base. while Gaspar Valenzuela of the V. S. Naval learn Laboratory perceived that the time was once correct for a moment such assembly, it was once common that Sir George Deacon will be invited to function honorary chairman for the assembly, and the total waves neighborhood used to be thrilled at his reputation. the current quantity includes reviewed and edited papers given at this moment assembly, held this time in Miami, Florida, could 13-20, 1981, with the beneficiant help of the workplace of Naval learn, the nationwide Aeronautics and house management, and the nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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This gives additional confirmation that in our similarity theory in Section 5 the choice of governing parameters was made correcdy. 7. CONCLUSIONS In the last two sections I have made an attempt to present a unifying theory of equilibrium range in the spectra ofwind-generated waves, as weH as some observations whose interpretation at least does not contradict the proposed theory. The theory suggests of course only asymptotic forms for energy-containing high-wavenumber and high-frequency parts of wave spectra.

Oceanogr. 7, 882-891. Phillips, O. M. (1958): The equilibrium range in the spectrum ofwind-generated waves. J. Fluid M echo 4, 426434. Phillips, O. M. , Cambridge University Press, London. Phillips, O. M. (1985): Spectral and statistical properties ofthe equilibrium range in wind generated gravity waves, J. Fluid Mech. 156: 505-531. Vincent, C. L. (1982): Shallow water wave modelling. Proceedings, 1st Conference on Air-Sea Interaction in Coastal Zone. West, B. T. (1981): On the simpler aspects of nonlinear fluctuating deep water gravity waves.

Kitaigorodskii (1971): On equilibrium range in the spectrum ofwind-generated surface gravity waves. Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR Fiz. Atmos. Okeana 7, 565-570. Zaslavskii, M. , and S. A. Kitaigorodskii (1972): Intermittent pattern elJects in the equilibrium range of growing wind-generated waves. Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR Fix. Atmos. Okeana 5,1230-1234. DISCUSSION TRIZNA: We have a third piece ofevidence for 00- 4 spectra in addition to those you showed, with additional information which perhaps can otTer some insight into the problem.

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