Michael Stiassnie: Recurrent solutions of Alber's equation for random water-wave fields

M. Stiassnie , A. Regev, and Y. Agnon: The stability and long-time evolution of narrow spectra homogeneous seas subject to inhomogeneous disturbances is studied. Specifically, we study unidirectional spectra, where according to classical homogeneous theory (i.e. the Kinetic equation), no spectral evolution is expected. In the region of instability , recurrent evolution is discovered. This behavior is qualitatively different from recent work on discrete spectra that exhibited irreversible widening of narrow spectra. The inhomogeneous structure of the unstable modes that leads to the recurrent evolution is revealed.

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