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Title: Interpretation of wave energy spectra
Authors: Thompson, Edward F.
Keywords: Spectral Analysis
Wave Energy Spectra
Wave Gages
Wave Height
Wave Hindcast
Wave Period
Issue Date: Jul-1980
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical aid ; no. 80-5.
Description: Technical Aid
Abstract: Guidelines for interpreting nondirectional wave energy spectra are presented. A simple method is given for using the spectrum to estimate a significant height and period for each major wave train in most sea states. The method allows a more detailed and accurate description of ocean surface waves than that given by a single significant height and period, yet it eliminates much of the formidable detail of a full spectrum. An example problem illustrating application of the method is presented. Spectral analysis and display techniques, and the natural variation of spectra in space and time, are discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/2835
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