PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTION OF WAVE HEIGHTS OFF THE WESTERN COAST OF TAIWAN

Frederick L.W. Tang, Jea-Tzyy Juang

Abstract


A new probability density function of wave heights off the western coast of Taiwan is submitted in this paper. According to the bathymetry of this area, waves from the central part of Taiwan Strait refract to the point of measurement and minor waves generated by local wind add the energy on the major ones; So an analytical solution is to be worked out by assuming that the wave energies are the linear sum of these two sources and convolution integral is adopted. The new model approaches reality better than Ray'leigh's.

Keywords


probability density function; wave height; Taiwan; pdf

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