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Title: Spectral wave modelling technology
Authors: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Keywords: Wave heights
Spectral wave models
Wind-wave growth
Wave parameters
Wind speed
Issue Date: Sep-1994
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical note ; CETN-I-58.
Description: Technical note
Introduction: Over the past 40 years, spectral wave modeling has made significant advances, from the theoretical framework of Phillips (1957) and Miles (1957), describing why waves develop and grow, through the era of hand calculations and monograms where the engineer was able to estimate wave heights and periods for design projects, to the sophistication of spectral wave models of today that take advantage of our advanced SUPER-COMPUTER facilities. In the last 10 years, there have been numerous publications describing spectral models and their respective generation level, i.e. first, second, and more recently, third generation. To the first time user, this can be very confusing and cumbersome. The intent of this technical note is to define, summarize, and identify the spectral wave modeling capabilities that exist today.
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