On energy balance in wind-driven seas

V. E. Zakharov, S. I. Badulin

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We show that in the energy balance in the wind-driven sea the process of four-wave nonlinear interaction plays the leading role. This process surpasses competing mechanisms-input energy from wind and dissipation of energy due to white capping at least in order of magnitude. This result is supported by analytical calculations and numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1440-1444
Number of pages5
JournalDoklady Earth Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes


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