Depth-limited significant wave height: a spectral approach.

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A theoretical equation that describes the region of a wind wave spectrum above the frequency of the spectral peak in a finite depth of water is used to develop a method for estimating depth limited significant wave height. The theoretical background for the equation, along with supporting field and laboratory data, is given. The method indicates that significant wave height, defined as four times the standard deviation of the wave record, is approximately proportional to the square root of the water depth. (A)

Original languageEnglish (US)
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StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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