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Title: The effect of fetch width on wave generation
Authors: United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers
Saville, Thorndike, 1925-
Keywords: Fetch width
Wind measurement
Publisher: United States, Beach Erosion Board
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical memorandum (United States. Beach Erosion Board) ; no. 70.
Description: Technical Memorandum
From the Preface: This paper presents a method for introducing the effect of "fetch width" into the prediction of waves generated by wind. It has been generally recognized that waves are generated not only in the direction of the generating wind but also over a rather considerable angle to this wind direction. This condition has been tacitly recognized in wave prediction formulas for ocean conditions where fetch widths are generally large; so far as is known, no method of assessing the effect of fetch width on wave generation in waters of limited width has been presented prior to this paper.
Rights: Approved for Public Release, Distribution is Unlimited
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