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By R. S. Bortkovskii (auth.), Edward C. Monahan (eds.)

Scientists investigating the interplay among the sea and the ambience now think that the drag coefficient, and the coefficients of warmth move and moisture move on the sea floor, all bring up with an intensification of the wind, attaining excessive values in the course of a typhoon. This trust is predicated at the result of gradient and eddy correlation measurements within the air layer over the water, as weIl as on information in regards to the impact of storms at the constitution of the higher layer of the sea and at the planetary atmospheric boundary layer. even though, till lately it was once very unlikely to provide an explanation for simply how the above coefficients depend upon the wind speed and to extrapolate this dependence into the zone of storm velocities. merely through learning nonturbulent mechanisms of move, which play a major position dose to the outside of a stormy sea, and mechanisms of spray­ mediated move specifically, was once it attainable to continue to an answer of this challenge. This booklet offers the result of laboratory and box reviews of the spray box within the air layer above the skin of a stormy sea. due to the fact that there's a dose correlation among the iteration of spray and the breaking of wind waves, enormous cognizance is given to the research of information at the sea kingdom in the course of a hurricane. Su'ch facts are of curiosity while fixing a couple of assorted theoretical and utilized problems.

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Sheets of dyeimpregnated filter paper 5 x 5 cm in size were exposed for 5 to 10 s at heights of 5 to 30 cm above the water, the plane of the paper being normal to the longitudinal axis of the tunnel. 14). 3 m. 075 cm. 005 cm. It should be noted that the appearance in the tunnel of a swell generated by the wave machine altered the spray concentration in the air only slightly, but the wind speed at which 34 Chapter 1 intensive disruptive production of the spray droplets began was found to decrease with an increase in the steepness of the waves.

The impact of the waves at the center of the tank was accompanied by splashing and the casting up of a cloud of spray, which as it fell caused air to be entrained by the water. It should be no ted that this process simulates not so much the breaking of wind waves as the crashing together of waves, which is only occasionally observed in the open sea. Photography of the bubbles on the water surface made it possible to obtain the spectrum of bubble sizes, and in addition it indicated the rate of decrease of the area A covered by the bubbles.

3 X 10- 3 cm). In contrast to the method used by Kolobaev (1975) and Blanchard and Woodcock (1957), in the experiments described in Johnson and Cooke (1979) the bubbles were photographed right in the water, the volume of the photographed space being found from the depth of field of the objective. The illumination system was similar to the one described in Glotov et al. (1961). 8, and 4 m. 0 m (for U"" 11 to 13 m S-I), and the wave period was 3 to 4 s. 11), are markedly different from those obtained in Kolobaev (1975) at the same wind velocity: the bubble concentration was much higher than in Kolobaev (1975) and the mode radius R m = 5 X 10- 3 cm was approximately half as great.

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