NEARSHORE WAVE SPECTRA MEASURED DURING HURRICANE DAVID

Michel K. Ochi, Ming-Hsing Chiu

Abstract


This paper presents the results of an analysis carried out on wave spectra measured at three nearshore sites along the United States Florida coast when Hurricane DAVID passed these sites in 1979. Included are (a) the variability of the shapes of wave spectra during the stages of growth and decay of the hurricane-generated seas, (b) the presentation of spectra according to various spectral formulations, and (c) a comparison between spectra measured at the coastal sites and those measured in deep water for the same severity (significant wave height) of hurricane-generated seas.

Keywords


wave spectra; nearshore spectra; measured spectra; hurricane; Hurricane David

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