SOME PROPERTIES OF SWELL IN THE SOUTHERN OCEAN

John B. Hinwood, Deane R. Blackman, Geoffrey T. Lleonart

Abstract


Records of pressure from a bottom-resident instrument deployed near the western margin of Bass Strait have been analysed. Discrete wind-sea and swell spectra have been identified and have been related to meteorological events. The spectra fit a finite-depth form of the Wallops spectrum.

Keywords


swell; Southern Ocean; swell properties

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.9753/icce.v18.%25p