Special Issue "Wind Waves Excitation and Evolution"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021).
Interests: nonlinear water waves; wind waves; random waves; wave statistics; extreme waves; experimental fluid mechanics; remote sensing of the ocean
Although the process of generation of sea waves by wind has fascinated the human mind since ancient times, our understanding of the interaction of atmosphere and ocean in general, and, more specifically, of mechanisms leading to excitation, evolution, and growth of waves on the water surface due to wind action, remains incomplete. In spite of more than a hundred years of intense scientific efforts, there is still no consensus on the relative importance of diverse mechanisms that may lead to wave generation by wind and to their evolution in time and space. The complexities associated with the excitation of waves by wind are enormous. Waves excited in ocean by wind are three-dimensional, random, nonlinear, unsteady, and inhomogeneous. Theoretical analysis of those waves thus requires adopting far-reaching and not always justified assumptions; experimental verification of theoretical results is therefore of fundamental importance. However, the accuracy and generality of results obtained in field measurements is affected by uncontrolled environmental conditions and considerable technical difficulties. In a controlled laboratory environment, some of the intrinsic problems associated with wind-waves can be mitigated; however, other problems arise, in particular related to inevitable scale differences as compared to waves in nature. This Special Issue is devoted to all aspects of interaction of wind and water waves, including wind-wave modeling and related theoretical and numerical studies, laboratory and field measurements, and development of novel experimental techniques.Prof. Dr. Lev Shemer
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Wind–wave interactions
- Wind waves
- Wind–wave statistics
- Wind–wave modeling
- Wave measurements
- Wave breaking
- Nonlinear waves
- Remote sensing of waves
- Temporal and spatial wind–wave evolution
- Wind-induced currents