Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 05 Issue 02

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Volume 05, No. 2
Pages 121 - 123


On John Isaac's 1952 Measurements of Surface-Ship and Submarine Wakes

David Sheres Walter Munk
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Upon learning of some very interesting new work on the properties of ship wakes as measured by airborne radar and other modern means (R. Gasparovic and D. Johnson, personal communication), we were reminded of some measurements conducted by John Isaacs some 40 years ago and never published (John Dove Isaacs Papers, Scripps Institution of Oceanography-Archives). Isaacs died in June 1980.


Sheres, D., and W. Munk. 1992. On John Isaac’s 1952 measurements of surface-ship and submarine wakes. Oceanography 5(2):121–123, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1992.20.

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