The purpose of this article is numerical verification of the thory of weak turbulence. We performed numerical simulation of an ensemble of nonlinearly interacting free gravity waves (swell) by two different methods: solution of primordial dynamical equations describing potential flow of the ideal fluid with a free surface and, solution of the kinetic Hasselmann equation, describing the wave ensemble in the framework of the theory of weak turbulence. Comparison of the results demonstrates pretty good applicability of the weak turbulent approach.
- Pub Date:
- February 2007
- Physics - Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics;
- Physics - Computational Physics;
- Physics - Fluid Dynamics
- 41 pages, 42 figures, accepted for publication in a book: "Tsunami and Nonlinear Waves", Kundu, Anjan (Editor), Springer 2007, Approx. 325 p., 170 illus., Hardcover, 978-3-540-71255-8, available: May 2007 Replaced figures by high quality files in second version