WAVE ENERGY DISTRIBUTION IN AN ESTUARY

Volker Barthel

Abstract


A field investigation program on waves in the Weser Estuary, German Bight of the North Sea, was started to learn about the complex wave climate in this region. The comparison of results in the various locations shows that most of the' wave energy is transferred from deep water across the reef region to the wadden area. The comparison of spectra in the different sites and the parametrization of these multipeak- spectra gives another feasibility to describe estuarine waves.

Keywords


estuary; wave energy; energy distribution

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