Measurement of wind waves and wave-coherent air pressures on the open sea from a moving SWATH vessel

Mark A. Donelan, Fred W. Dobson, Hans C. Graber, Niels Madsen, Cyril McCormick

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Abstract

The design and implementation on a Small Waterline Area Twin Hull (SWATH) vessel of a complete system for measuring the directional distribution of wind waves and the concomitant fluctuations of air pressure and wind speed immediately above them are described. Data taken with the system on board the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Frederick G. Creed during the 1999 Shoaling Waves Experiment (SHOWEX) are used to calculate the wave-supported fluxes of momentum and energy between the air and the sea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)896-908
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
Volume22
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Atmospheric Science

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