On the Joint Distribution of Wave Heights and Periods: The Role of the Spectral Bandwidth

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G. R. Rodriguez, F. Rubio Royo, M. Pacheco, A. Martinez

Departamento de Física, Universidad de Las Palmas de G. C., 35017 Las Palmas, Spain

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 121(3), 187-193 (Aug 01, 1999) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2829564 History: Received November 18, 1997; Revised February 16, 1999; Online December 17, 2007


The influence of the spectral bandwidth on the probabilistic structure of the joint distribution of wave heights and periods is analyzed by means of simulated wave records. In particular, the effects of the spectral bandwidth on the asymmetric and bimodal structure of the distributions are examined. Moreover, the adequacy of some theoretical models to describe such features is considered.

Copyright © 1999 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Waves
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