## Wind Waves: Their Generation and Propagation on the Ocean SurfaceClassic study offers extended discussion of the data requirements and details of power spectral analysis required to make the wave revolution intelligible. Enhanced and clarified by 270 figures and illustrations, the text outlines the nature of waves and wave processes and methods of measurement and classification. 40 black-and-white photographs. 213 figures. 17 tables. |

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### Contents

WAVES OF FINITE HEIGHTn which we abandon | 241 |

THE SVERDRUPMUNK THEORYin which we discover | 285 |

THE PIERSONNEUMANN THEORYin which | 362 |

THE DETERMINATION OF SPECTRA FROM WAVE | 424 |

motions of a freefloating buoy | 483 |

1O PERTURBATIONS OF IRROTATIONAL MOTION | 488 |

BIBLIOGRAPHY | 639 |

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Wind Waves: Their Generation and Propagation on the Ocean Surface Blair Kinsman Limited preview - 1965 |

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