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Probability Distributions of Wave Heights and Periods in Measured Combined Sea-States from the Portuguese Coast

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C. Guedes Soares, A. N. Carvalho

Unit of Marine Technology and Engineering, Technical University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 125(3), 198-204 (Jul 11, 2003) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1576816 History: Received July 01, 2001; Revised June 01, 2002; Online July 11, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Grahic Jump Location
Shape of the normalized mean spectra and mean spectral bandwidth values in each class
Grahic Jump Location
Empirical and theoretical distribution of wave height and mean spectral bandwidth values in different spectral groups
Grahic Jump Location
Empirical and theoretical distribution of wave period and mean spectral bandwidth values in different spectral groups

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