AN EXPERIMENT AT SEA ON MECHANICS OF THE WAVE GROUPS

Paolo Boccotti, Giuseppe Barbaro, Lucio Mannino

Abstract


Three field experiments were executed in the Straits of Messina starting in 1990 in order to verify the closed solution for the mechanics of the highest wave groups in a random wind generated sea state (Boccotti, 1984-88-89) . The paper presents the first experiment which was concerned with the first part of the theory: the wave groups in an open sea. An array of nine wave gauges and nine pressure transducers supported by vertical piles provided space-time information on waves generated over a fetch of approximately 10 Km.

Keywords


wave groups; sea mechanics

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