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Optical measurements of short-wave modulation by surface currents
Author(s): Paul A. Hwang
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Paper Abstract

The modulation of the spectral density of wind-waves 4 mm to 12 cm long by sinusoidal surface currents is measured using a scanning slope sensor. The results indicate that the magnitude of modulation decreases as wind speed or wavenumber increases, in qualitative agreement with the prediction of the relaxation mechanism. Quantitatively, the linear relaxation theory was found to under-predict the magnitude of modulation.

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Date Published: 22 December 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1749, Optics of the Air-Sea Interface: Theory and Measurement, (22 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138850
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Paul A. Hwang, Quest Integrated, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1749:
Optics of the Air-Sea Interface: Theory and Measurement
Leland Estep, Editor(s)

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