GENERATION DEPTHS FROM WATER WAVE DATA

J. Ernest Breeding

Abstract


It is shown that by determining wave group back tracks for recorded data it is possible to determine whether the waves were generated in deep, intermediate, or shallow water depths. The general movement of a storm can be tracked if a storm moves through water of intermediate depths. For the examples shown reasonable results were obtained by approximating the geometric group velocity by the conventional group velocity.

Keywords


wave data; generation depth

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