Observations of the High-Frequency Range of the Wave Spectrum

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M. Prevosto

IFREMER, 29280 Plouzane, France

H. E. Krogstad

SINTEF Industrial Mathematics, N-7034 Trondheim, Norway

S. F. Barstow

OCEANOR, Pir-Senteret, N-7005 Trondheim, Norway

C. Guedes Soares

Instituto Superior Technico, Av. Rovisco Pais, P-1096 Lisboa, Portugal

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 118(2), 89-95 (May 01, 1996) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2828828 History: Received January 01, 1995; Revised December 06, 1995; Online December 17, 2007


This paper takes a new look at the high-frequency range of the wave spectrum. The analysis is based on data sets from two recent field campaigns offshore Portugal and Crete carried out in the MAST II WAVEMOD project, data from the WADIC experiment in the North Sea, and deep-sea data from Haltenbanken and Vo̸ringplatået offshore Norway. In addition, we also show spectra obtained by spectral inversion of ERS-1 SAR imagery. The influence and calibration of wave-measuring instrumentation and the use of wavenumber spectra when comparing spectra from shallow water is emphasized.

Copyright © 1996 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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