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Title: A method for estimating depth-limited wave energy
Authors: Vincent, Charles L. (Charles Linwood)
Keywords: Monochromatic Waves
Spectral Waves
Wind Wave Energy
Issue Date: Nov-1981
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical aid ; no. 81-16.
Description: Technical Aid
Abstract: A method for estimating an upper limit of wind wave energy in shallow water is presented. The method requires knowledge of the depth, the peak frequency of the sea, and the windspeed in order to predict a depth-controlled wave height, H, defined as 4(E)(1/2), with E the energy of the wind sea. In the shallow limit, H is shown to be approximately proportional to the square root of depth. The method is recommended for predictions in storm seas and not for swell (i.e., nearly monochromatic waves). Note: (1/2) should be an exponent in the equation in the abstract.
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