Effects of coherent dynamics of stochastic deep-water waves
A method of windowed spatiotemporal spectral filtering is proposed to segregate different nonlinear wave components and to calculate the surface of free waves. The dynamic kurtosis (i.e., produced by the free wave component) is shown able to contribute essentially to the abnormally large values of the surface displacement kurtosis, according to the direct numerical simulations of realistic sea waves. In this situation the free wave stochastic dynamics is strongly non-Gaussian, and the kinetic equation for sea surface waves fails. Traces of
coherent wave patterns are found in the Fourier transform of the directional irregular sea waves; they may form “jets” in the Fourier domain which strongly violate the classic dispersion relation.