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Wave Statistics for Intermediate Depth Water—NewWaves and Symmetry

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P. H. Taylor, B. A. Williams

Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ, U.K.

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 126(1), 54-59 (Mar 02, 2004) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1641796 History: Received October 01, 2002; Revised March 01, 2003; Online March 02, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
Topics: Waves , Shapes , Water
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Figures

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Order statistics for crest and troughs in a single storm
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Averaged crest shapes based on surface elevation data from the SAAB radar sensor
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Comparison of averaged crest and trough profiles
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The linearized shapes for a range of wave amplitudes
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Inferred second-order corrections
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Comparison of average linearized wave shapes to NewWave for Baylor wave staff data
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Second-order coefficient inferred for a Stokes-like expansion for crest elevation
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a) Average crest shape and the time-reversed form; b) Average trough shape and the time-reversed form
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Average shapes of top 10% Hilbert crests and troughs
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Order statistics of Hilbert transformed extrema

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