The dominant nonlinear wave interaction in the energy balance of a wind-driven sea

Zakharov, V. E.
August 2010
Low Temperature Physics;Aug2010, Vol. 36 Issue 8-9, p772
Academic Journal
Here some aspects of the physics of a wind-driven sea are investigated theoretically. It is demonstrated that an effective four-wave nonlinear interaction plays a leading role in the formation of the spectra of turbulent waves. In particular, this interaction leads to non-linear damping which exceeds standard observations at least by an order of magnitude. The theory developed here is compared with available experimental data.


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