EXTREME WAVES AND WAVE COUNTS IN A HURRICANE

Rodney J. Sobey, Bruce D. Chandler, Bruce A. Harper

Abstract


Estimates of wave conditions within a storm event must recognize the variability of wave conditions during the storm and not just the peak conditions. A methodology is presented for the estimation of the probability distribution of the maximum wave in a storm event and the wave count in the same storm event. The predictions are compared with field observations of wave conditions in tropical cyclones from Australia's North West Shelf.

Keywords


extreme waves; wave counts; hurricane

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