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The generation of surface waves by an intense cyclone

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 February 2009

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Assuming a travelling oscillating pressure source model, this paper sets out to investigate the observation of surface gravity waves generated by a cyclone moving with constant speed v. It is shown that when the source frequency is near the critical resonant value g/4ν, large amplitude waves may be generated. There is some agreement with observations of waves from cyclone Pam of February, 1974.

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