By M. L. Banner, M. A. Donelan (auth.), Prof. Michael L. Banner, Prof. Roger H. J. Grimshaw (eds.)
Wave breaking is a generally happening phenomena linked to wave movement in fluids, frequently inducing major results that are of primary and technological value, a well-recognized representation is supplied with white-capping and microbreaking of the wind-driven ocean floor waves, that is believed to play a major half within the transfers of momentum, mass and warmth around the air-sea interface, in addition to within the construction of underwater ambient noise and augmented microwave backscatter. the improved hydrodynamic forces linked to the breaking of the extra full of life ocean wave elements represent an important problem in ocean engineering, coastal engineering and naval structure. different much less conspicuous yet both very important manifestations are the breaking of inner waves and the fila mentation of vorticity interfaces. regardless of fresh theoretical and observational growth in the direction of a extra entire figuring out of wave breaking, mathematical descriptions of its onset and effects are shortly missing. the purpose of this Symposium was once to compile theoretical and observational services, with the objective of picking the present country of information of wave breaking and delivering a stimulus to destiny study. The Symposium concerned about water waves of all scales from capillary waves to ocean swell, but in addition thought of inner waves and the filamentation of vorticity interfaces. particular issues incorporated have been: basic theoretical reports; wave instabilities; routes to breaking. types of wave breaking. box observations, together with statistical details. Laboratory reports. Shoaling waves, breaking waves on currents, breaking prompted by means of the movement of a ship.
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