Growth of Groups of Wind Generated Waves

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Drullion, Frederique; Sajjadi, Shahrdad
numerical models; turbulence models; ocean waves; cat's eye structures; Fluid Dynamics
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In this paper we demonstrate numerical computations of turbulent wind blowing over group of waves that are growing in time. The numerical model adopted for the turbulence model is based on differential second-moment model that was adopted for growing idealized waves by Drullion & Sajjadi (2014). The results obtained here demonstrate the formation of cat's-eye which appear asymmetrically over the waves within a group.