WAVE GROUP ANATOMY OF OCEAN WAVE SPECTRA

Warren C. Thompson, Arthur R. Nelson, Dean G. Sedivy

Abstract


This paper inquires into the questions of how wave groups are related to the wave spectrum, and how they differ in sea versus swell. Some results are presented in the form of a wave group model for sea spectra and for swell spectra. The models were developed from statistical analysis of a large number of wave records and apply to deep water only.

Keywords


wave group; group anatomy; wave spectra

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