ON THE JOINT DISTRIBUTION OF WAVE HEIGHT, PERIOD AND DIRECTION OF INDIVIDUAL WAVES IN A THREE-DIMENSIONAL RANSOM SEA

J.G. Kwon, Ichiro Deguchi

Abstract


A theoretical expression for the joint disribution of wave height, period and direction is derived based on the hypothesis that sea surface is a Gaussian stochastic process and that a band-width of energy spectra is sufficiently narrow. The derived joint distribution is found to be an effective measure to investigate characteristics of three-dimensional random wave fields in shallow water through field measurements.

Keywords


random sea; joint distribution; height distribution; wave direction

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