Prediction of Surface Wave Elevation Based on Pressure Measurements

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E. Meza, J. Zhang

Ocean Engineering Program, Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX 77843-3136

R. J. Seymour

Ocean Engineering Research Group, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0214

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 121(4), 242-250 (Nov 01, 1999) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2829574 History: Received September 11, 1998; Revised June 25, 1999; Online December 17, 2007


A deterministic method for predicting wave elevation based on pressure measurements is developed. The method is based on the hybrid wave model (HWM), which employs both conventional and phase modulation methods for modeling wave-wave interactions in an irregular wave train. The predicted wave elevation using the HWM based on the pressure measurement of a steep transient wave train is in excellent agreement with the corresponding elevation measurement, while that using linear wave theory (LWT) has relatively large discrepancies.

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