PARAMETRIC REPRESENTATION OF A WIND-WAVE FIELD

Henrik Rye, Roald Svee

Abstract


The applicability of various spectral shape parameters is discussed. The wave .height distribution from 60 actual wave recordings is computed and compared to the Rayleigh distribution. The behaviour of various wave period parameters is discussed. Based on results from field data as well as numerical computations, it is concluded that some of the spectral wave parameters frequently used today may not be suitable for characterizing the wave field.

Keywords


wind wave field; parametric representation

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