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Turbulent surface boundary-layer induced by an off-shore wind

Author(s): C. Kranenburg

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Abstract: The development of a wind-induced boundary layer at the free surface downwind from a shore is studied analytically and experimentally in the case of a water body of limited depth. The analytical approach is based on the integral boundary layer equations assuming similarity, and velocity measurements in a wind flume. The experimentally observed transition to fully developed flow at a larger distance from the shore is also discussed in some detail.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00221688709499288

Year: 1987

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