Proceedings of the Nonlinear Water Waves Workshop, held at the University of Bristol, 22-25 October 1991.

Published by the University of Bristol, Department of Mathematics, ISBN 0-86292-390-5.

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Y. Agnon and Alexandru Sheremet

Nonlinear shoaling of wide-banded seas .. 1

J.A. Battjes and S. Beji

Spectral evolution in waves traveling over a shoal 11

M.J. Cooker and D.H. Peregrine

Numerical solutions of violent water-wave impact against a vertical wall 20

M.W. Dingemans and A.C. Radder

Use of Hamiltonian techniques in water wave propagation problems 24

M.A. Donelan and Wm.M. Drennan

Measurements and numerical calculations of the evolution of nonlinear wave groups ..... 32

R.E. Glazman

Wave breaking and other issues in dynamics and statistics of wind waves ... .. 33

N.E. Huang

The local properties of ocean surface waves by the phase-time method ... .. 35

P.A.E.M. Janssen

Stability of steep gravity waves and the average Lagrangian 40

E. Kartashova

Resonant interactions of the water waves with discrete spectra .... ... 43

J. Poitevin and C. Kharif

Subharmonic transition of a nonlinear short gravity wave train on deep water .... 54

V.R. Kogan, V.V. Kuznetsov, E.N. Pelinovsky

The numerical computation of surface waves .. 64

V.P. Krasitskii

Canonical transformations and reduced equations in the Hamiltonian theory of weakly nonlinear surface waves .. 66

V.A. Dulov and V.N. Kudryavtv

Wave breaking and non-uniformities of atmosphere and ocean .. 75

R.S. Mackay

A Hamiltonian formulation for uniformly travelling water waves 83

C.C. Mei

Nonlinear interaction of short and long gravity waves 93

E.N. Peinovsky

Nonlinear dynamics of internal waves in the ocean.. 96

D.H. Peregine

Nonlinear effects in water-wave focussing .... 99

D.H. Pegrine

Singularities in two-dimensional water waves .. 101

B. Chapron and A. Ramamonjiarisoa

Observations of the evolution of nonlinear deep-water gravity wave trains. ... .. 103

N.N. Romanova

On the construction of normal variables for waves in unstable n-layered shear flow ...... 113

P.G. Saffman

Effect of shear layer profiles on wind wave generation .. 118

N. Scheffner, Joe Hammack and Harvey Segur

Applications of Genus 2 solutions of the Kadomtsev-Petviashvili equation .... 121

V.L Shrira

Water wave nonlinear interactions owing to drift current Directional spectra formation .... 128

Y. P. Soloviev

Field observation of nonlinear effects and directional spectra of wind waves ...... 134

Y.P. Soloviev

Modulation of short surface wind waves by internal waves .. 136

M. Stiassnie

The multifractal structure of the ocean surface .... 140

M-Y. Su

Some recent laboratory and field measurements of surface breaking waves ..... 148

H.H. Szu

Elucidation of ocean waves by nonlhnear soliton wavelet dynamics .... 157

E.F. Thompson and M.J. Briggs

Low frequency nearshore motions induced by wind waves ,. 158

R.P. Tong and D.H. Peregrine

The generation of surface waves by a free vortex .... 164

L Tsimring and Y. Troitskaya

Wave generation by gusty wind: a kinetic theory .... 172

M.P. Tulin and J.J. Li

Three-dimensional side-band wave systems and their associated evolution problems ...... 174

A.G. Voronovich

The effect of shortening of waves on random currents .. 183

G. Watson and D H. Peregrine

Low frequency waves in the surf zone ...... 189

E.I. Yakubovich

Stationary waves on the surface of a heavy liquid.... 200

V.E. Zakharov

Direct and inverse cascade in the theory of water wave turbulence .. ...... 202

V.E. Zakharov

On the formation of singularities on the free surface of ideal fluid ... 206