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The suppression of short waves by a train of long waves

  • A. M. Balk (a1)

It is shown that a train of long waves can suppress a short-wave field due to four-wave resonance interactions. These interactions lead to the diffusion (in Fourier space) of the wave action of the short-wave field, so that the wave action is transported to the regions of higher wavenumbers, where it dissipates more effectively. The diffusion equation is derived.

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Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • ISSN: 0022-1120
  • EISSN: 1469-7645
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