2014 Publications

Luc Lenain and W. Kendall Melville, 2014: Autonomous Surface Vehicle Measurements of the Ocean’s Response to Tropical Cyclone Freda. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 31, 2169–2190. pdf

David B. Clark, Luc Lenain, Falk Feddersen, Emmanuel Boss, and R. T. Guza, 2014: Aerial Imaging of Fluorescent Dye in the Near Shore. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 31, 1410–1421. pdf

 


2013 Publications

N. E. Pizzo and W. Kendall Melville, 2013: Vortex Generation by Deep-Water Breaking Waves . Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 734, 198-218. pdf

Sutherland, P., and W. K. Melville, 2013: Field Measurements and Scaling of Ocean Surface Wave-Breaking Statistics, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 734, 3074–3079. pdf

Laurent Grare, Luc Lenain, and W. Kendall Melville, 2013: Wave-Coherent Airflow and Critical Layers Over Ocean Waves. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 43, 2156–2172. pdf

Benjamin D. Reineman, Luc Lenain, Nicholas M. Statom, and W. Kendall Melville, 2013: Development and Testing of Instrumentation for UAV-Based Flux Measurements within Terrestrial and Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layers. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 30, 1295–1319. pdf

 


2012 Publications

Dickey, T., M.L. Banner, P. Bhandari, et al., 2012: Introduction to Special Section on Recent Advances in the Study of Optical Variability in the Near-Surface and Upper Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 117, C7. pdf

Peter P. Sullivan, Leonel Romero, James C. McWilliams, and W. Kendall Melville, 2012: Transient Evolution of Langmuir Turbulence in Ocean Boundary Layers Driven by Hurricane Winds and Waves. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 42, 1959–1980. pdf

Huang, Z.-C., L. Lenain, W. K. Melville, J. H. Middleton, B. Reineman, N. Statom, and R. M. McCabe, 2012: Dissipation of Wave Energy and Turbulence in a Shallow Coral Reef Lagoon, Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 117, C03015. pdf

Huang, Z.-C., B. D. Reineman, L. Lenain, W. K. Melville, and J. H. Middleton, 2012: Airborne Lidar Measurements of Wave Energy Dissipation in a Coral Reef Lagoon System, Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 117, C03016. pdf

Huang, Z., Hwang, K., Lenain, L., Melville, W., & Hwung, H., 2012: Measurements of Surface Kinematics and Temperature in the Surf and Swash Zones Using Infrared Image Velocimetry. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(33), currents.55. pdf

 


2011 Publications

Romero, L., W.K. Melville, 2011: Spatial Statistics of the Sea Surface in Fetch-Limited Conditions. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41, 1821-1841. pdf

Kleiss, J.M., W.K. Melville, 2011: The Analysis of Sea Surface Imagery for Whitecap Kinematics. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 28, 219-243. pdf

Veron, F., W.K. Melville, L. Lenain, 2011: The Effects of Small-Scale Turbulence on Air-Sea Heat Flux. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41, 205-220. pdf

Fabrice Veron, W. Kendall Melville, and Luc Lenain, 2011: The Effects of Small-Scale Turbulence on Air–Sea Heat Flux. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41, 205–220. pdf

 


2010 Publications

Melville, M.K.: Beyond Scanning the Surface. International Innovation. pdf

Romero, L., W.K. Melville, J.M. Kleiss: Spectral Energy Dissipation Due to Surface-Wave Breaking. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 42, 1421-1444. pdf

McCabe, R.M., P. Estrade, J.H. Middleton, et al., 2010: Temperature Variability in a Shallow, Tidally Isolated Coral Reef Lagoon. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 115, C12011. pdf

Romero, L., W.K. Melville, 2010: Airborne Observations of Fetch-Limited Waves in the Gulf of Tehuantepec. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 40, 441-465. pdf

Romero, L., W.K. Melville, 2010: Numerical Modeling of Fetch-Limited Waves in the Gulf of Tehuantepec. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 40, 466-486. pdf

Kleiss, J.M., W.K. Melville: Observations of Wave Breaking Kinematics in Fetch-Limited Seas. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 42, 2575–2604. pdf

Kleiss, J.M., W.K. Melville: The Analysis of Sea Surface Imagery for White Cap Kinematics. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 28, 219–243. pdf

Fabrice Veron, W. Kendall Melville, and Luc Lenain, 2010: Corrigendum. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 40, 1915–1916. pdf

McCabe, R. M., P. Estrade, J. H. Middleton, W. K. Melville, M. Roughan, and L. Lenain, 2010: Temperature Variability in a Shallow, Tidally Isolated Coral Reef Lagoon, Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 115, C12011. pdf

 

 


2009 Publications

Reineman, B.D., L. Lenain, D. Castel, W. K. Melville, 2009: A Portable Airborne Scanning Lidar System for Ocean and Coastal Applications. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 26, 2626–2641. pdf

Fedorov, A.V., W.K. Melville, 2009: A Model of Strongly Forced Wind Waves. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 39, 2502-2522. pdf

Piskozub, J., D. Stramski, E. Terrill, et al., 2009: Small-Scale Effects of Underwater Bubble Clouds on Ocean Reflectance: 3-D modeling results. Optics Express, 17, 11747-11752. pdf

Drazen, D.A., W.K. Melville, 2009: Turbulence and Mixing in Unsteady Breaking Surface Waves. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 628, 85-119. pdf

 


2008 Publications

Drazen D.A., W.K. Melville, L. Lenain, 2008: Inertial Scaling of Dissipation in Unsteady Breaking Waves. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 611, 307-332. pdf

Vernon, F., W.K. Melville, L. Lenain, 2008: Wave-Coherent Air-Sea Heat Flux. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 38, 788-802. pdf

Veron, F., W.K. Melville, L. Lenain, 2008: Infrared Techniques for Measuring Ocean Surface Processes. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 25, 307-326. pdf

Veron, F., W.K. Melville, L. Lenain, 2008: Wave Modulated Turbulent Fields at the Ocean Surface and Related Air-Sea Flux. Proceedings of the Conference on Water Waves Theory and Experiment, 49-68. pdf

 


2007 Publications

Sullivan, P.P., J.C. Mcwilliams, W.K. Melville, 2007: Surface Gravity Wave Effects in the Oceanic Boundary Layer: Large-Eddy Simulation with Vortex Force and Stochastic Breakers. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 593, 405-452. pdf

 


2006 Publications

Helfrich, K.R., W.K. Melville, 2006: Long Nonlinear Internal Waves. Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 38, 395-425. pdf

 


2005 Publications

Young, I.R., M.L. Banner, M.A. Donelan, A.V. Babanin, W.K. Melville, F. Veron, 2005: An Integrated System for the Study of Wind-Wave Source Terms in Finite-Depth Water. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 22, 814-831. pdf

 


2004 Publications

Piskozub, J., D. Stramski, E. Terrill, W.K. Melville, 2004: Influence of Forward and Multiple Light Scatter on the Measurement of Beam Attenuation in Highly Scattering Marine Environments. Applied Optics, 43, 4723-4731. pdf

Melville, W.K., F.C. Filizardo, P. Matusov, 2004: Wave Slope and Wave Age Effects in Measurements of Electromagnetic Bias. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 109, C07018. pdf

Sullivan, P.P., J.C. Mcwilliams, W.K. Melville, 2004: The Oceanic Boundary Layer Driven by Wave Breaking with Stochastic Variability. Part 1. Direct numerical simulations. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 507, 143-174. pdf

 


2003 Publications

Kumar, R., D. Steamer, W.K. Melville, P. Janssen, 2003: Electromagnetic Bias Estimates Based on TOPEX, Buoy, and Wave Model Data. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 108, 3351. pdf

 


2002 Publications

Melville, W.K., P. Matusov, 2002: Distribution of Breaking Waves at the Ocean Surface. Nature, 417, 58-63. pdf

Melville, W.K., F. Veron, C.J. White, 2002: The Velocity Field Under Breaking Waves: Coherent Structures and Turbulence. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 454, 202-233. pdf

 


2001 Publications

Veron, F., W.K. Melville, 2001: Experiments on the Stability and Transition of Wind-Driven Water Surfaces. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 446, 25-65. pdf

Terrill, E.J., W.K. Melville, D. Stramski, 2001: Bubble Entrainment by Breaking Waves and Their Influence on Optical Scattering in the Upper Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 106, 16815-16823. pdf

Veron, F., W.K. Melville, 2001: Remote Observations of the Initial Generation of Surface Waves. IGARSS 2001 Scanning the Present and Resolving the Future Proceedings IEEE 2001 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2, 961-963. pdf

 


2000 Publications

Fedorov, A.V., W.K. Melville, 2000: Kelvin Fronts on the Equatorial Thermocline. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 30, 1692-1705. pdf

Terrill, E.J. W.K. Melville, 2000: A Broadband Acoustic Technique for Measuring Bubble Size Distributions: Laboratory and Shallow Water Measurements. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 17, 220-239. pdf

 


1995-2000 Publications

Veron, F., W.K. Melville, 1999: Pulse-to-Pulse Coherent Doppler Measurements of Waves and Turbulence. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 16, 1580-1597. pdf

Rozenberg, A.D., M.J. Ritter, W.K. Melville, C.C. Gottschall, A.V Smirnov, 1999: Free and Bound Capillary Waves as Microwave Scatterers: Laboratory Studies. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remoter Sensing, 37, 1052-1065. pdf

Fedorov, A.V., W.K. Melville, A. Rozenberg, 1998: An Experimental and Numerical Study of Parasitic Capillary Waves. Physics of Fluids, 10, 1315-1323. pdf

Rogers, D.P., C.E. Dorman, K.A. Edwards, I.M. Brooks, W.K. Melville, S.D. Burk, W.T. Thompson, T. Holt, L.M Strom, M. Tjernstrom, B. Grisogono, J.M. Bane, W.A. Nuss, B.M. Morley, A.J. Schanot, 1998: Highlights of Coastal Waves 1996. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 79, 1307-1326. pdf

Melville, W.K., R. Shear, F. Veron, 1998: Laboratory Measurements of the Generation and Evolution of Langmuir Circulations. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 364, 31-58. pdf

Fedorov, A.V., W.K. Melville, 1998: Nonlinear Gravity-Capillary Waves with Forcing and Dissipation. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 354, 1-42. pdf

Rozenberg, A., P. Matusov, W.K. Melville, 1998: Polarized Microwave Scattering by Surface Water Waves and Turbulence. IGARSS '98 Sensing and Managing the Environment 1998 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings, 4, 2273-2275. pdf

Terrill, E., W.K. Melville, 1997: Sound-Speed Measurements in the Surface-Wave Layer. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 102, 2607-2625. pdf

Rozenberd, A.D., D.C. Quigley, W.K. Melville, 1996: Laboratory Study of Polarized Microwave Scattering by Surface Waves at Grazing Incidence: The Influence of Long Waves. IEEE Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 34, 1331-1342. pdf

Fedorov, A.V., W.K. Melville, 1996: Hydraulic Jumps at Boundaries in Rotating Fluids. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 324, 55-82. pdf

Melville, W.K., 1996: The Role of Surface-Wave Breaking in Air-Sea Interaction. Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 28, 279-321. pdf

Rozenberg, A., W.K. Melville, M. Ritter, 1996: Laboratory Study of Fine Structure of Breaking Waves for Scatterometry Applications. IGARSS '96 1996 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Remote Sensing for a Sustainable Future, 4, 2204-2206. pdf

Fedorov, A.V., W.K. Melville, 1995: Propagation and Breaking of Nonlinear Kelvin Waves. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 25, 2518-2531. pdf

Rozenberg, A.D., D.C. Quigley, W.K. Melville, 1995: Laboratory Study of Polarized Scattering by Surface-Waves at Grazing-Incidence .1. wind-waves. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 33, 1037-1046. pdf

Lamarre, E., W.K. Melville, 1995: Instrumentation for the Measurement of Sound Speed Near the Ocean Surface. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 12, 317-329. pdf

Filizardo, F.C., W.K. Melville, 1995: Correlations Between Ambient Noise and the Ocean Surface-Wave Field. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 25, 513-532. pdf

Arnold, D,V, W.K. Melville, R.H. Stewart, J.A. Kong, W.C. Keller, E. Lamarre, 1995: Measurements of Electromagnetic Bias at Ku-Bands and C-Bands. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 100, 969-980. pdf

 


1990-1994 Publications

Lamarre, E., W.K. Melville, 1994: Sound-Speed Measurements Near the Ocean Surface. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 96, 3605-3616. pdf

Lamarre, E., W.K. Melville, 1994: Void-Fraction Measurements and Sound-Speed Fields in Bubble Plumes Generated by Breaking Waves. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 95, 1317-1328. pdf

Loewen, M.R., W.K. Melville, 1994: An Experimental Investigation of the Collective Oscillations of Bubble Plumes Entrained by Breaking Waves. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 95, 1329-1343. pdf

Melville, W.K., 1994: Energy Dissipation by Breaking Waves. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 24, 2041-2049. pdf

Renouard, D.P, G.G. Tomasson, W.K. Melville, 1993: An Experimental and Numerical Study of Nonlinear Internal Waves. Physics of Fluids, 5, 1401-1411. pdf

Lamarre, E., W.K. Melville, 1992: Instrumentation for the Measurement of Void-Fraction in Breaking Waves – Laboratory and Field Results. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 17, 204-215. pdf

Jun, Z., W.K. Melville, 1992: On the Stability of Weakly Nonlinear Short Waves on Finite-Amplitude Long Gravity-Waves. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 243, 51-72. pdf

Tomasson, G.G., W.K. Melville, 1992: Adjustment in a Channel - Nonlinear and Dispersive Effects. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 241, 23-57. pdf

Lamarre, E., W.K. Melville, 1992: Instrumentation for the Measurement of Void-Fraction in Breaking Waves - Laboratory and Field Results. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 17, 204-215. pdf

Zhou, D., E.S. Chan, W.K. Melville, 1991: Wave Impact Pressures on Vertical Cylinders. Applied Ocean Research, 13, 220-234. pdf

Tomasson, G.G., W.K. Melville, 1991: Flow Past a Constriction in a Channel - a Modal Description. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 232, 21-45. pdf

Loewen, M.R., W.K. Melville, 1991: A Model of the Sound Generated by Breaking Waves. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 90, 2075-2080. pdf

Lamarre, E., W.K. Melville, 1991: Air Entrainment and Dissipation in Breaking Waves. Nature, 351, 469-472. pdf

Loewen, M.R., W.K. Melville, 1991: Microwave Backscatter and Acoustic Radiation from Breaking Waves. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 224, 601-623. pdf

Jessup, A.T., W.K. Melville, W.C. Keller, 1991: Breaking Waves Affecting Microwave Backscatter .1. Detection and Verification. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 96, 20547-20559. pdf

Jessup, A.T., W.K. Melville, W.C. Keller, 1991: Breaking Waves Affecting Microwave Backscatter .2. Dependence on Wind and Wave Conditions. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 96, 20561-20569. pdf

Melville, W.K., R.H. Stewart, W.C. Keller, et al., 1991: Measurements of Electromagnetic Bias in Radar Altimetry. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 96, 4915-4924. pdf

Zhang, J., W.K. Melville, 1990: Evolution of Weakly Nonlinear Short Waves Riding on Long Gravity-Waves. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 214, 321-346. pdf

Jessup, A.T., W.C. Keller, W.K. Melville, 1990: Measurements of Sea Spikes in Microwave Backscatter at Moderate Incidence. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 95, 9679-9688. pdf

Melville, W.K., D.P. Renouard, X. Zhang, 1990: On the Generation of Nonlinear Internal Kelvin Waves in a Rotating Channel. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 95, 18247-18254. pdf

Rapp, R.J., W.K. Melville, 1990: Laboratory Measurements of Deep-Water Breaking Waves. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series A – Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences, 331, 735-800. pdf

Tomasson, G.G., W.K. Melville, 1990: Nonlinear and Dispersive Effects in Kelvin Waves. Physics of Fluids, 2, 189-193. pdf

 


1985-1989 Publications

Melville, W.K., G.G. Tomasson, D.P. Renouard, 1989: On the Stability of Kelvin Waves. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 206, 1-23. pdf

Melville, W.K., M.R. Loewen, F.C. Filizardo, et al., 1988: Acoustic and Microwave Signatures of Breaking Waves. Nature, 336, 54-56. pdf

Melville, W.K., R.J. Rapp, 1988: The Surface Velocity-Field in Steep and Breaking Waves. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 189, 1-22. pdf

Dommermuth, D.G., D.K.P. Yue, W.M. Lin, et al., 1988: Deep-Water Plunging Breakers - a Comparison Between Potential-Theory and Experiments. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 189, 423-442. pdf

Melville, W.K., K.R. Helfrich, 1987: Transcritical 2-Layer Flow Over Topography. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 178, 31-52. pdf

Zhang, J., W.K. Melville, 1987: 3-Dimensional Instabilities of Nonlinear Gravity Capillary Waves. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 174, 187-208. pdf

Zhang, J., W.K. Melville, 1986: On the Stability of Weakly-Nonlinear Gravity-Capillary Waves. Wave Motion, 8, 439-454. pdf

Helfrich, K.R., W.K. Melville, 1986: On Long Nonlinear Internal Waves Over Slope Shelf Topography. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 167, 285-308. pdf

Melville, W.K., R.J. Rapp, 1985: Momentum Flux in Breaking Waves. Nature, 317, 514-516. pdf

 


1980-1984 Publications

Helfrich, K.R., W.K. Melville, J.W. Miles, 1984: On Interfacial Solitary Waves Over Slowly Varying Topography. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 149, 305-317. pdf

Shum, K.T., W.K. Melville, 1984: Estimates of the Joint Statistics of Amplitudes and Periods of Ocean Waves Using an Integral Transform Technique. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 89, 6467-6476. pdf

Melville, W.K., 1983: Wave Modulation and Breakdown. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 128, 489-506. pdf

Melville, W.K., 1982: The Instability and Breaking of Deep-Water Waves. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 115, 165-185. pdf

Melville, W.K., 1980: On the Mach Reflection of a Solitary Wave. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 98, 285-297. pdf

 


1972-1979 Publications

Chang, P., W.K. Melville, J.W. Miles, 1979: Evolution of a Solitary Wave in a Gradually Varying Channel. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 95, 401-414. pdf

Melville, W.K., K.N.C. Bray, 1979: Model of the 2-Phase Turbulent Jet. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 22, 647-656. pdf

Melville, W.K., K.N.C. Bray, 1979: 2-Phase Turbulent Jet. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 22, 279-287. pdf

Melville, W.K., 1977: Wind Stress and Roughness Length Over Breaking Waves. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 7, 702-710. pdf

Buchwald, V.T., W.K. Melville, 1977: Resonance of Shelf Waves Near Islands. Conference on Waves on Water of Variable Depth, 202-205. pdf

 

Banner, M.L., W.K. Melville, 1976: Separation of Air-Flow Over Water-Waves. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 77, 825-842. pdf

Melville, W.K., V.T. Buchwald, 1976: Oscillations of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 6, 394-398. pdf

Melville, W.K., 1972: Use of Loaded-Sphere Molecular Model for Computer Simulation of Diatomic Gases. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 51, 571-583. pdf

 
 
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