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Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 12, 1011–1020, 2005
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-12-1011-2005
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 12, 1011–1020, 2005
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-12-1011-2005
Abstract. We show that the results of major fetch limited field studies of wind-generated surface gravity waves on deep water can be explained in the framework of simple analytical model. The spectra measured in these experiments are described by self-similar solutions of conservative" Hasselmann equation that includes only advective and nonlinear interaction terms. Interaction with the wind and dissipation due to the wave breaking indirectly defines parameters of the self-similar solutions.